Mission statement and strategy
As a large and multifaceted international knowledge centre of academic and scientific excellence, the University’s core mission is to:
educate young people
train new generations of researchers
produce academics who have both specialist knowledge and professional skills
conduct groundbreaking research
address social issues and work towards solving them
Commitment, inspiration, ambition and independence are Utrecht University’s core values. The University fosters its academic community through investment in staff and students.
Strategy and performance agreements
Utrecht University’s strategy is laid down in the 2012-2016 Strategic Plan (pdf). In further elaboration of the outline agreement between the State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science and the Dutch universities, Utrecht University will commit to the following performance agreements.
The University aims to sustain its position as a research institution of the highest international quality, to provide clear research focus areas with a particularly interdisciplinary approach, and to take the lead in implementing the Bologna principles into its teaching programmes.
Code of conduct for scientific practice
All employees of Utrecht University who are involved in academic teaching and research are responsible for supporting academic integrity.
The Code of Conduct for scientific practice (pdf) contains the principles to be observed by all academic scholars: scrupulousness, reliability, verifiability, impartiality and independence. More information: website staff.
Code of Conduct of Utrecht University
The Code of Conduct provides the framework for behaviour and reflection for employees and students of Utrecht University. The Code describes the values that govern the way people work and study at the University. Code of Conduct (pdf).
Annually, Utrecht University publishes an Annual Report presenting its results and achievements.
- Annual Report 2010 - only available in Dutch (pdf 2 Mb)
- Annual Review 2010 (pdf 4 Mb)
- Annual Report 2009 - only available in Dutch (pdf 1,2 Mb)
- Annual Review 2009/brochure 'Close Co-operation' (pdf 3 Mb)
- Annual Report 2008 - only available in Dutch (pdf 1,5 Mb)
- Annual Review 2008 (pdf 2 Mb)