VU University Amsterdam is a leading research university that ranks among the best in Europe. Ever since it was founded in 1880, VU University Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU University Amsterdam employs many researchers who are among the best in their respective fields, at both national and international level, and for several years has been one of the leading academic research centres in Europe. Social relevance is the guiding principle. The VU houses 12 faculties, 14 interdisciplinary research institutes, participates in two national research centres of excellence of which one as coordinating institution and is participant in 40 accredited research schools, of which 6 as coordinating institution. In total, the VU employs over 1.750 research FTE and yearly more than 6.650 academic articles, monographs and books are published and more than 300 doctorates are honoured.
DIGIT-M-ED is located within LEARN! which is an outstanding interdisciplinary research centre that comprises both fundamental and applied research. LEARN! aims to facilitate evidence-based education by translating insights from research into educational practice at home, at school and in other contexts. Research areas comprise brain and learning, teaching and teachers’ education, schooling and diversity as well as psychosocial development.
The DIGIT-M-ED international research coordinator is Michalis Kontopodis.