AMS Institute

AMS Institute

The AMS Institute was founded in 2014 as a collaboration between Wageningen University and Research, Delft University of Technology, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. The Institute currently oversees more than 80 research projects, has more than 30,000 students worldwide, and recently launched its Metropolitan Analysis, Design and Engineering Master.

The AMS Institute relocated to the Marineterrein in September 2018. AMS Institute develops technological solutions for complex challenges that metropolitan regions like Amsterdam face both now and in the future. In addition to offering accommodation to employees, researchers, project groups, and partners, the Marineterrein will also house the growing group of students from the two-year MADE master’s programme, who are expected to generate new business opportunities at the site. Residents are participating in the research as testers, users, and co-creators at various living labs throughout the city.


The master Metropolitan Analysis Design & Engineering (MSc MADE) focuses on our cities and metropolitan regions, which face the challenges of sustainability and quality of life in a fast urbanizing world. MSc MADE brings together multidisciplinary teams of students in Amsterdam – at the Marineterrein – to address issues such as mobility and logistics, water and waste management, energy and food security, health and well-being. MSc MADE aims to provide innovative education and deliver excellent, interdisciplinary engineers with theoretical grounding and practical skills to deal with the complex challenges of cities. The two-year master program will be offered as a joint degree program by Wageningen University & Research and Delft University of Technology and is hosted by AMS Institute.

MSc MADE (Metropolitan Analysis, Design & Engineering)

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