With 32,000 students, 8,000 employees and an annual budget of 850 million euros, the University of Amsterdam the largest university in the Netherlands and is one of the largest general research universities in Europe. It is organised in seven faculties: Economics and Business, Dentistry (ACTA), Humanities, Law, Medicine (AMC), Science, and Social and Behavioural Sciences.
The UvA is ranked 58th in the 2017-18 QS World University Rankings. In CHANGE, UvA will be represented by its postgraduate school of conservation and restoration the only university training program for conservation in the Netherlands.
The University of Amsterdam is part of the Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art, and Science (NICAS), a collaboration between the University of Amsterdam Department of Conservation and Restoration, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, and the Rijksmuseum. Housed in the Ateliergebouw in Amsterdam, the facilities include state of the art imaging and analytic facilities relevant to conservation research, including Macro-XRF scanning, portable XRF, hyperspectral imaging, 3D microscopy, micro-RTI, SEM, SEM-EDX, Raman spectroscopy, GCMS, colorimetry, and microfading characterization.