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Research mission

The mission of the Institute of Physics (IoP) at the University of Amsterdam is to carry out excellent research in the field of experimental and theoretical physics, to provide inspiring teaching within the physics and other 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 and in its study, in particular.

The objectives of the IoP include:

  • clear scientific signature and academic leadership of the divisions WZI, ITFA and IHEF in their respective fields of expertise;
  • 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 FOM/NWO and in the EU, etc.);
  • performance in teaching and outreach that goes well beyond the standard for an academic research institution.

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