About Us

Who are we?

Amsterdam University College (AUC) opened in 2009 as a joint initiative between the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The college offers an American style liberal arts and science programme. Accepting just 300 students each year, its small-scale provides an intimate learning atmosphere for students to share their ideas, listen, and be inspired by both teachers and peers. AUC aims to create an environment where every member of the community feels comfortable. Different approaches, ideas and values are integral to the creation of a vibrant and challenging learning environment. AUC encourages constructive and cooperative conversations, and wants students to approach everything with an open mind. TED’s mission has always been to spread ideas, inspire people, foster innovation and make positive change; we believe that there is no better place for this than at AUC.

TEDxAUCollege is the product of TEDx and AUC’s collaboration. It is made up of dedicated, hard working students from all over the world. Using the buttons below you can explore more about who we are, what we do, and how we do it.