Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)

IVM is an interdisciplinary research institute at VU University Amsterdam which has a seat within the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences (FALW). IVM has built up considerable experience in dealing with the complexities of environmental problems. IVM’s mission is to contribute to sustainable development and care for the environment through scientific research and teaching. A unique feature of the institute is the capacity to conduct environmental studies in their societal and economic context by integrating natural and social science perspectives. Our multidisciplinary research is organised in four departments: Chemistry and Biology, Environmental Economics, Environmental Policy and Governance and Spatial Analysis and Decision Support.