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International collaboration

Collaborating with international universities is fundamental to providing excellent teaching and research. Utrecht University collaborates with renowned universities around the world, engaging in:

  • Joint teaching and research programmes
  • Exchange of researchers, teachers and students
  • Fellowship programmes
  • Chairs for visiting professors

Utrecht University Partners

Asides from faculty collaborations, Utrecht University has also entered into university-wide collaboration with other international universities.
In the latter case, at a university-wide and strategic level Utrecht University primarily collaborates with a limited number of international research universities enjoying a leading position in 1 (or more) of the university research focus areas. The universities with which Utrecht University enters or already has entered into a strategic international collaboration are called Utrecht University Partners (UUP). Additional funding is available for specific activities.

This fact sheet offers an overview of activities concerning international strategic partnership in 2013-2014. Read more at the Open Calls page.

International networks

Utrecht University is an active member of various renowned international research and teaching networks:

International scientific institutes

Utrecht University has a seat on the board of 6 Dutch scientific institutes abroad. Furthermore this university is coordinator of the Dutch Inter-university Institute for Art History (NIKI) in Florence (Italy). Read more in Dutch scientific institutes abroad.

International students

Every year, over 2.500 international students spent time at Utrecht University, participating in exchange programmes or following undergraduate or graduate programmes. About 1,000 Utrecht students participate in one of the many exchange programmes between Utrecht University and international universities.

English-taught programmes

Utrecht University offers 4 English-taught undergraduate programmes and 100 English-taught graduate programmes. Go to the International Students website for more information. Furthermore, Utrecht Summer School organises 130 summer courses for students and PhD students every year.

More information

Send a mail to the Academic Affairs Office for more information about international collaboration. If you have questions about practical issues regarding the exchange of students, teachers and staff, please take a look at the website of the Student Desk.