GSEEM Master in Software Engineering @ VU University Amsterdam

GSEEM Master in Software Engineering @ VU University Amsterdam

GSEEM - Global Software Engineering European Master programme (



March 22, 2012


  1. GSEEM @ VUA

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  3. GSEEM @ VUA Ranked 159 in the world top 500

    Universities by “The Times Higher Education Ranking 2011-2012* ” * ...Immersed in beautiful Amsterdam, the European capital of tourism for 2010…
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  6. SERVICES ON CAMPUS… Café Uilenstede VU Theather and Gymn Mini-markt

  7. The VU consists of 24.000 students, 2.000 academics and 2.000

    employees. They are part of the 12 faculties, 6 interfaculty institutes. VU provides 149 Bachelor & Master degrees. A clear organization with short lines of communication.
  8. AMSTERDAM Also… You can find many big IT companies in

    Amsterdam e.g. IBM CISCO TOMTOM Google 8 Faculty of Sciences
  9. AMSTERDAM As well as smaller, independent, start-ups to settle in

    Amsterdam. 9 Faculty of Sciences
  10. RESEARCH Interdisciplinary research Compact campus stimulates closer collaboration with other

    disciplines • Academic renewal plan ranked in world top 100 • Social relevance • Top researchers International Students Population: 32.3%!!!! 10 Faculty of Sciences
  11. Faculteit der Exacte Wetenschappen - SOCIAL AND SUSTAINABLE SERVICES &

    SOFTWARE - S4 GROUP Dr. Patricia Lago, associate professor (team leader) Dr. Jaap Gordijn, associate professor Dr. Pieter De Leenheer, assistant professor Dr. Qing Gu, Post-doc Maryam Razavian, PhD Researcher “Lady Marian” Ivan S. Razo-Zapata, PhD Researcher “Machete” Damian A. Tamburri, PhD Researcher “Don Tamburri” 11 Faculty of Sciences
  12. Faculteit der Exacte Wetenschappen GSEEM @ VU UNIVERSITY AMSTERDAM This

    program is for computer science students, specializing in Software Engineering. An international double master program. >  1 year at the VU University Amsterdam (60 ECTS) >  1 year at one of the partner universities (60 ECTS) Master thesis (30 ECTS) is done in the second year and the whole program is in English 12 Faculty of Sciences
  13. Faculteit der Exacte Wetenschappen TYPICAL COURSES GSEEM @ VUA Service

    Oriented Design Developing Services for the Cloud Software Architecture E-Business Innovation Internet Governance Knowledge Engineering Software Asset Management Software Configuration Management Green IT (in development) Service Science (in development) Distributed Systems All courses are 6 ECTS 13 Faculty of Sciences
  14. GSEEM @ VU UNIVERSITY AMSTERDAM 14 Faculty of Sciences


    •  Examples of topics: •  Industrial thesis projects with: Philips, CapGemini, Accenture, Logica, IBM, KPN •  Research thesis projects with: Univ. British Columbia (Canada), University City London (UK), Software Engineering Institute, CMU (USA), IBM Research Zurich (Swiss), NTNU Trondheim (Norway)
  16. Faculteit der Exacte Wetenschappen THESES @ VUA Industrial (paid) internships

    to carry out case studies (i.e. apply theory in industrial practice, examining real data): •  Possibility of getting employed immediately afterwards •  Learning from current practices in industry •  High-edge theoretical applications within vivid industrial settings 16 Faculty of Sciences
  17. Faculteit der Exacte Wetenschappen THESES @ VUA Worldwide research collaborations

    with major academies: •  Harnessing multi-cultural thinking •  Addressing and understanding global software engineering by “living it” as a global professional •  Work on frontier technologies such as “The internet of the future”, “social-networks based software engineering” among others 17 Faculty of Sciences Univ. British Columbia IBM Research Zurich NTNU Trondheim
  18. 18 Faculty of Sciences Topics examples available at: SUCCESS

    STORIES “Costs vs. benefits assessments of industrial software refactoring” Florian Uunk @University of Hawaii Now @GoogleUK “Baggage Handling Service- Based Solutions for Airports and Airlines” Dmitry Litosh @IBM Benelux Now
  19. Faculteit der Exacte Wetenschappen SUCCESS STORIES 1/7 Damian Andrew Tamburri

    PhD Researcher @ VUA “ero alla festa della regina… non ridete! !” 19 Faculty of Sciences
  20. Faculteit der Exacte Wetenschappen SUCCESS STORIES 2/7 Alessio Sclocco Research

    Assistant @ VUA “stavo facendo una battuta di caccia al beer-cafè del campus universitario !” 20 Faculty of Sciences
  21. Faculteit der Exacte Wetenschappen SUCCESS STORIES 3/7 Andrea Florio Software

    Engineer @ “il mio bicchiere… è vuoto?!” 21 Faculty of Sciences
  22. Faculteit der Exacte Wetenschappen SUCCESS STORIES 4/7 Antonio Cappiello Master

    Student Intern @ “The GSEEM is an awesome opportunity to experience an high quality study program at the VU University and a challenging life adventure in the stunning city of Amsterdam.” 22 Faculty of Sciences
  23. Faculteit der Exacte Wetenschappen SUCCESS STORIES 5/7 Giuseppe Cascavilla Master

    Student Intern @ “E’ qui la festa?!?” 23 Faculty of Sciences
  24. Faculteit der Exacte Wetenschappen SUCCESS STORIES 6/7 Simone Potenza Master

    Student Intern @ KPN “It is incredible how meeting new people from several different places of the world is inspiring! Studying at VUA gave me many opportunities, and stimulated me into a great experience!” 24 Faculty of Sciences
  25. Faculteit der Exacte Wetenschappen SUCCESS STORIES 7/7 Paolo Bozzelli Master

    Student Intern @ Rabobank “Surrounded by the best mood, sharing wonderful moments with friends from every corner of earth, stimulated by several challenges, riding my bike... I couldn't ask anything better!!” 25 Faculty of Sciences
  26. Faculteit der Exacte Wetenschappen OH… AND ONE MORE THING… BORREL

    == DRINK!!! Student associations (e.g. STORM for computer science) organize one almost every week… b.t.w. beer is free ! 26 Faculty of Sciences
  27. Faculteit der Exacte Wetenschappen 27 Arrivederci ad Amsterdam Faculty of