How we are working towards a better world
- Open mind, open attitude, open science We are working towards a better world. Five guiding principles are central to our strategy: collaboration across borders, future-proof teaching culture, a close-knit community, sustainable development and open science.
- Our coronavirus research The coronavirus has an enormous impact on our society. And over a long period of time. We work interdisciplinarily to combat the virus and to find solutions to the social issues that the virus brings with it.
- Decoding the exposome The exposome, our physical living environment, is the the biggest influencer on our health. How can we move towards a healthier living environment?
- Remote teaching Everywhere, teachers are looking for ways to continue their teaching remotely. We like to share the knowledge and experience we have built up for different types of teaching.
Facts and figures
Our students appreciate the many options available within our 154 Master's programmes.
Every year, more than 600 Utrecht PhD candidates obtain their doctorate.
With over 35,000 students we are one of the largest Dutch universities.
We were founded in 1636, when the provincial government elevated the Illustrious School to an academic university.
- Rutger BregmanAlumnus of the Year
According to the jury for the Alumnus of the Year award, Bregman's books have a major impact, while he also exhibits courage and highlights urgent issues, such as climate change.
- Behnaz Wasighi and Roshi FlippoBuddies
Debuut, a Utrecht University programme, pairs primary schoolchildren whose close family did not study at a university with students such as Roshi.
- Fedoua OuchanLaw Student
Fedoua is member of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion steering committee. She is committed to a more diverse and inclusive university. “I believe that the quality of education benefits from a more diverse curriculum.”
- Maarten HajerProfessor Urban Futures
"Education for professionals and regular education can benefit greatly from each other. That’s why we came up with Mixed Classrooms. Here, students and professionals learn with and from each other." The idea was rewarded with the Dutch Higher Education Prize.