The Centre for Analytical Sciences Amsterdam (CASA) was formed to bring together the strong analytical chemistry groups from these Universities as well as other recognised experts in the field. A goal for CASA is to stimulate and underpin research and investments in analytical sciences in Amsterdam and support its wide and appropriate use and dissemination throughout the country. As such CASA embodies a concentrated effort to address an urgent and ongoing need for strengthening research and education in analytical sciences underlined by more than sixty industry COAST partners.
Amsterdam has been recognised as the national focal point for analytical sciences in The Netherlands. This is largely due to the established expertise in the analytical chemistry groups from the University of Amsterdam and the VU University Amsterdam, as well as other experts locally.