The OECD review report is available here.
The Executive summary is available here.
Amsterdam has the characteristics of creativeness, openness and diversity that make it attractive to global talent and young population. It has strong research universities and excellent transport infrastructure including one of the world’s leading airports. It is the financial capital of the Netherlands and home to many multinational companies. Amsterdam’s cultural and architectural heritage have ensured that it is better-known globally than many cities twice its size. However, the Amsterdam metropolitan region still has unfulfilled potential. This report looks at how to encourage effective interaction between the higher education sector and the region ,not simply on the transfer of technology and knowledge, but on the mobility and skills of people. It considers how to develop and transform the talents and competences both of the young non-Western minority and of the 30+ age-group. This publication explores a range of helpful policy measures and institutional reforms to mobilise higher education for the development of Amsterdam.
By participating in the OECD Reviews of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Regional Development the region expects to:
stimulate the development of the knowledge economy
develop and reinforce partnerships between HEIs and business and industry and other social partners
support research and education focussed on regional needs
formulate a joint strategy for the engagement of HEIs in economic, social, and cultural development
Key issues in Amsterdam
strengthening social cohesion
developing knowledge-based industries in the fields of finance, life sciences, creative industries and sustainable energy
More about Amsterdam, its higher education institutions, and its HEIs' role in regional development
Regional Co-ordinator in Amsterdam
Prof. Dr. Peter Nijkamp
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
1105, De Boelelaan
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