Impact of giving

Philantropy has helped to shape the University from its very foundation as the Athenaeum Illustre in 1632. Find out about research, heritage conservation, student services and scholarships that wouldn't have been possible without philanthropic support of Amsterdam University Fund donors. Their contribution enables students and researchers to develop their talents to shape our future.

  • 2016 Annual Fund goals achieved

    Donors to the Amsterdam University Fund raised a total of more than 150,000 euros last year, enough to fund a vessel for research on the Markermeer lake and all the other projects, alongside several special initiatives.

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  • RV Dreissena

    Construction of Markermeer research vessel begins

    After a successful fundraising campaign among donors to the Amsterdam University Fund last year, construction of a ship for ecological research in the waters of Markermeer began in late March.

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  • Iconographia Zoologica

    Iconographia Zoologica added to Wikimedia Commons

    Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia's image repository, was recently enriched with a collection of 26,500 historical animal pictures from the Artis Library. The images were digitised thanks in part to the support of donors to the Amsterdam University Fund.

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  • UvA alumna bequeaths four million euros to Amsterdam University Fund

    The Amsterdam University Fund Foundation has received a bequest of approximately four million euros from an alumna of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The money will furnish the means for hundreds of travel grants and scholarships and provide ...

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