VU Center for Meaningful Work

The VU Center for Meaningful Work is a research center for studies on meaningful work, based at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In recent years, we have witnessed a growing interest by both scholars and practitioners in the understanding of the sources of meaningful work and its consequences for individuals and organizations. This signals that nowadays work is seen as providing not only income and happiness, but also a deep sense of meaning. These developments call for a conversation on the topic and the development of research-based solutions that can enable employees’ experiences of meaningful work in organizations.

VU Center for Meaningful Work responds to this need by providing an Amsterdam-based platform for this conversation.

Symposium on Meaningful Work

VU Center for Meaningful Work is part of the international community of scholars studying meaningful work. It will host the upcoming 3rd International Symposium on Meaningful Work in April 2018. Prior symposiums took place in Oxford, UK (2015) and Auckland, New-Zealand (2016).


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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Center for Meaningful Work
School of Business and Economics
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands