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Utrecht University

Culture and architecture

Culture and architecture are tightly interwoven with the past and present of the University of Utrecht. The various activities at the interface between science and culture and the striking buildings, give colour to the city of Utrecht.


Many activities are open to a broad audience. Visit for example the 
Studium GeneraleUniversity Museum, the Observatory SonnenborghParnassos Cultural Centre, the Botanical gardens or the University Hall.
Together with the Hogeschool Utrecht, Utrecht University organizes every year a busy Cultural Sunday, including lectures, theatre performances, concerts and debates. 

CultureThe goal of many activities is to stimulate curiosity among yuong and old. Besides the university wants to feed the public debate by organizing various events. Talk and share your ideas about the responsibility of scientists and the power and limitations of science to important social issues to resolve.

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In the 1960s, part of Utrecht University moved to De Uithof, other knowledge institutions such as Hogeschool Utrecht and Utrecht Medical Center Utrecht were soon to follow. De Uithof is situated on the outskirts of the eastern side of the city; currently about 60,000 people work there.

University LibraryThe inner city contains traditional architecture as well as a combination of old and new, as is illustrated by the renovation of the University Museum. The most well-know university building in the city centre is the University Hall (Academiegebouw) at the Domplein, embodying the heart of academic life.

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