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The mission of the Institute of Physics (IoP) at the University of Amsterdam is to carry out excellent research across a broad range of fields in both experimental and theoretical physics - spanning from fundamental to more applied; to provide inspiring education within the physics and adjacent curricula; and to transfer our knowledge and enthusiasm into society, both in the form of collaboration with industrial partners as well as in terms of boosting interest in physics in general.

The objectives of the IoP include:

  • achieving scientific excellence and clear academic signature of the divisions WZI, ITFA and IHEF in their respective fields of expertise;
  • fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment for the people in our community;
  • exploiting the potential for collaboration within the IoP, with adjacent disciplines in the FNWI and the UvA at large and within the Science Park Amsterdam;
  • bundling of forces to enable a leading and coordinating role to be taken in national and international research alliances and networks (research schools, research programmes with NWO and in the EU, etc.);
  • performance in education and outreach that goes beyond the standard for an academic research institution.

The IoP research programme is spread over the following research priorities: