According to Wikipedia,
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a public research university in Amsterdam, Netherlands, being founded in 1880. The VU Amsterdam is one of two large, publicly funded research universities in the city, the other being the University of Amsterdam . The literal translation of the Dutch name Vrije Universiteit is "Free University". "Free" refers to independence of the university from both the State and the Dutch Reformed Church. Both within and outside the university, the institution is commonly referred to as "the VU". Although founded as a private institution, the VU has received government funding on a parity basis with public universities since 1970. The university is located on a compact urban campus in the southern Buitenveldert neighbourhood of Amsterdam and adjacent to the modern Zuidas business district.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Religious Studies, Computer Science, and Economics. Here are some of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam's most famous alumni: