The Academic Medical Center (AMC) is one of the foremost research institutions in the Netherlands, as well as one of its largest hospitals. Over 7000 people work here to provide integrated patient care, fundamental and clinical scientific research, and teaching.
The AMC complex houses the university hospital and the faculty of medicine of UvA as well as the Emma Children’s Hospital, the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, the Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging, the medical department of the Royal Tropical Institute and the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development. A number of biotech companies (some of which are AMC spin-offs) are also located on the premises. This concentration of expertise makes the centre a breeding ground for fruitful scientific collaboration.
Scientific collaborations with leading foreign institutions
Some 1500 members of staff are either fully or partially employed in medical research, which is regularly subjected to scrutiny by a panel of international scientists. Many of the departments and research groups at AMC work closely with leading foreign institutions, for example, Oxford and Harvard and the Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden. A lot of AMC students also complete part of their training as researchers or specialists abroad; the most popular destination is the United States. Collaboration frequently concerns Africa and Asia. Many projects are carried out by the department of Tropical Medicine – the only department of its kind in the Netherlands.
Facts and Figures
Medical and biomedical research at the Academic Medical Center enjoys international prestige. Our publications are among the best in the world. In the past three years AMC acquired various prestigious personal research grants, among others 2 ERC Advanced grant, 4 ERC Starting grants, 3 ERC Consolidator grants, 19 VENI-grants, 18 VIDI-grants, 4 VICI-grants and 2 Top-grants.
In 2016 2 EU Coördinatorships, 1 Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN and 1 societal challenges for health project.
- PhDs awarded in 2016: 209
- PhD candidates: >1500
- ISI publications in 2015: 3.639
- Societal publications in 2015: 569
- Citation score 2009-2013/'14: 1,59