The Academic Medical Center (AMC) is the most prominent medical center in the Netherlands and one of the largest hospitals. The AMC complex houses the university hospital and the medical faculty of the University of Amsterdam, as well the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and the medical department of the Royal Tropical Institute. Also a number of biotech companies partly AMC spin-offs - are located on the premises. This concentration of expertise makes the AMC more than just a university hospital and provides a breeding ground for fruitful scientific collaboration.
(Other departments may refer to researchers and projects as well.)