Research at Utrecht University is structured as follows:
- Faculty research institutes
- Graduate Schools
- National research schools and Top research schools
- Faculty core research areas and university research focus areas
- Thematic collaborations
- External collaborations (public-private, European and international)
Faculty research institutes
For further information about faculty research institutes please visit the faculty websites.
Utrecht University has organised its graduate and PhD programmes within six Graduate Schools. Each Graduate School comprises of various inter-related graduate and PhD programmes.
The six Graduate Schools of Utrecht University are:
National research schools and Top research schools
Researchers from various universities and faculties collaborate in national research schools. For further information about research schools please visit the research schools and top research schools website.
Faculty core research areas and university research focus areas
To further stimulate excellence in research, Utrecht University has decided upon a number of faculty core research areas and university research focus areas. Information about the faculty core research areas may be found on the faculty websites; for information about the university research focus areas go to the research focus areas web page.
Thematic multi-disciplinary collaborations
In addition to the above, a number of existing and extended thematic multi-disciplinary collaborations exist, including:
- Academic Biomedical Centre (Life Sciences)
- Utrecht Centre of Geosciences
- 'Changing patterns of interdependence and solidarity in family relations' programme
- Descartes Centre
For further information please visit the thematic multi-disciplinary collaborations website.
Utrecht University researchers regularly collaborate with other research organisations, research institutes, universities, higher education institutes and industry, on a regional well as a national and international level.