Utrecht University has designated four strategic themes.
Utrecht University makes active contributions to the development of a more sustainable society by disseminating scientific knowledge and by serving as an inspiring model of sustainability. Read more about sustainability.
How can institutions and the formal and informal rules of human transaction contribute to sustainable prosperity, equality and democracy? Read more about Institutions.
Infectious diseases, including those transmitted from animals to humans, and chronic illnesses such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases are major social issues that require the development of new medicines and technologies. Read more about Life Sciences.
Youth and Identity
Youth and Identity investigates child and adolescent development within our rapidly changing society. Who is at risk, and how can we foster the best possible development of the individual and of society as a whole? Read more about Youth and Identity.