AMS FAQ

What is AMS?

AMS is a new Amsterdam based public-private institute where talent is educated and engineers, designers, digital engineers and natural/social scientists jointly develop and valorise interdisciplinary metropolitan solutions.

Who are the partners?

AMS-partners are TU Delft, Wageningen UR and MIT as core academic partners, TNO, Amsterdam Smart City, The Waag Society, City of Boston, KPN, Accenture, Alliander, Cisco, ESA, IBM, Shell, Waternet and La Fabrique de la Cité. AMS advocates an open model that lets others that share its vision participate in its research and valorisation activities, make use of its infrastructure, and contribute to and benefit from AMS. Visit our partner page for more information.

How did it all begin?

On April 2nd 2013 the City of Amsterdam launched a ‘design contest’ for the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions. The aim of the contest was to solicit well thought out proposals for what such an international technological institute should be. On September 13th 2013 a jury led by Prof. Dijkgraaf announced the entry, from TU Delft, Wageningen University and MIT as the “convincing winner of the AMS design contest”. It proposed a research institute which fosters the creation of urban solutions (in areas such as water, energy, waste, food, and data management) through the collaboration of academic and research institutions, enterprise, municipalities and local residents. For more information go to the website of the City of Amsterdam.

Can our organisation get involved?

AMS advocates an open model that lets others that share its vision participate in its research and valorisation activities, make use of its infrastructure, and contribute to and benefit from AMS. If you would like to contribute and collaborate please get in touch with us via our contact page.

What are metropolitan solutions?

For AMS Metropolitan Solutions are answers to the urban challenges of sustainability and quality of life, including resource and food security, mobility and logistics, water and waste management, and health and wellbeing.

When does the MSc programme begin?

The AMS institute is developing an educational program with a new, innovative MSc in the area of Metropolitan Solutions, targeting top students from all over the world. Contingent upon accreditation, the AMS Master programme will start in September 2017.

How can I get in touch?

See contact info.

 
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