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The yearly TEDx event at AUC, hosted by AUC students
TEDxAUCollege is an independently organized TED event hosted in Amsterdam University College.

TED’s mission has always been to spread ideas, to inspire people and to foster innovation and positive change. We believe that there is no better place for sharing ideas, learning and to feel inspired than in a university. However, AUC is not like most universities. The small-scale approach creates a sense of familiarity and provides the opportunity to share ideas more easily and to feel inspired by teachers and fellow students. Moreover, the flexibility of the program allows students to experiment in new fields and to gather a wider scope of knowledge in the science, social science and humanities.


In recent years AUC has evolved into a close-knitted community. We believe, however, that there is always room for improvement. We feel TEDx opens up a new space to feel involved, to be inspired and to take innovation a whole new level, staying true to the liberal arts and science approach. Organizing this event provides a new space for student-faculty interaction, new ways to feel empowered and to learn from others, and moreover, to bring innovative and leading figures in their respective fields to share their achievements and ideas with a student body eager to learn and to be motivated.

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About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit

About AUC

AUC is a full-time selective three-year honours programme in liberal arts and sciences at Bachelor level, taught in English, with a strong offer in the sciences and enrolling up to 50% science majors. Harboring an engaging academic and social context, supported by small class size, residential college setting and state-of-the-art facilities. Offering a centre of academic excellence with an international and intercultural focus, as well as outreach to the (local) community. AUC is a joint initiative of the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam, two major European research universities, located in the global city of Amsterdam. With a welcoming community encouraging diversity and excellence, by, among others, offering scholarships through the AUC Scholarship Fund

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