Interdisciplinary honours education at the UU Honours College

In the interdisciplinary, cross-faculty honours education of Utrecht University, students of various disciplines collaborate on a wide range of societal and scientific subjects. The students unite insights, methods and theories from two or more disciplines. This creates a new insight in the studied subject. Many issues can only be thoroughly understood this way.

Interdisciplinary honours programmes

The UU Honours College offers various interdisciplinary honours programmes for Bachelor's and Master's students. These education programmes are accessible to all students of Utrecht University.

Interdisciplinary honours bachelor's programmes

Descartes College

Descartes unites students of all degree programmes of the university with the best scientists. Together, they research and discuss issues that matter to all scientists and all sciences. Students already enrolled in a faculty honours programme can also follow parts of the Descartes programme into their honours programmes. The official language is Dutch.

STREAM

In the programme STREAM, a student can visit one of the LERU partners in order to do research for a certain period of time, varying from a month to an entire semester. A student can do this in the context of a faculty honours programme or as a stand-alone programme.

Utrecht University currently collaborates with the University of Cambridge, Lund University, Université de Genève, Université Paris Sud, Università degli studi di Milano and Leiden University. The official language of this programme is English.

Interdisciplinary honours Master's programmes

Graduate Honours Interdisciplinary Seminars (GHIS)

GHIS consists of various seminars that are set up around the strategic themes and focus areas in which Utrecht University carries out interdisciplinary research. The subjects are diverse: from worldwide health issues and the transition to sustainability, to trends within the youngster culture and science philosophy. The official language is English.

STREAM

In the programme STREAM, a student can visit one of the LERU partners in order to do research for a certain period of time, varying from a month to an entire semester. A student can do this in the context of a faculty honours programme or as a stand-alone programme.

Utrecht University currently collaborates with the University of Cambridge, Lund University, Université de Genève, Université Paris Sud, Università degli studi di Milano and Leiden University. The official language of this programme is English.

Young Innovators

Students enrolled in the Young Innovators programme work in an interdisciplinary student team on societal challenges, such as food waste or sustainable housing of refugees. Students develop entrepreneurship, innovation skills and awareness of issues involving responsibility and ethics. The official language is English.

Job market

Employers, both within and outside science, request for employees who can combine a specialist basis with a wide view of the entire scientific field more often. A broadly-educated academic has an important added value to this job market.

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Honours news

25 April 2018
Pilot Beatrice de Graaf: 'Discussing terrorism in the classroom'
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8 February 2018
On Tuesday, Rector Magnificus Bert van der Zwaan completed the official opening of the UU Honours College for interdisciplinary education.
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16 October 2017
On Monday 9 October, the opening of the Academic Honours Year 2017-2018 took place.

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