Utrecht University encourages learning in the broadest sense of the term. In addition to its regular academic programmes, Utrecht University also offers students, employees and other interested parties a wide selection of short courses and other academic programmes.
Studium Generale organises knowledge cafes, symposiums, lectures and debates in which students, lecturers and other interested parties can learn about a wide range of fields of study.
By following specific courses or internships, students and other interested parties can prepare themselves for a career as an entrepreneur. In addition, various facilities and forms of supervision are available for starting entrepreneurs.
The Centre for Teaching and Learning (Dutch website) organises teacher training programmes and focuses on educational innovation. It offers professionalisation tracks for lecturers and school leaders. The Centre also cooperates intensively with parties in the field of education to help develop the talents of students.
Educational Development and Training offers customised advice on education-related issues and the professionalisation of employees. This service serves institutions of primary, secondary and higher education, as well as other organisations with professionalisation-related issues.
The Centre for Study Choice (Centrum Studiekeuze) organises workshops for university students and school pupils to help them select their field of study and their Master's programme.
In the summer, Utrecht University offers a special selection of courses for foreign students in the framework of the Utrecht Summer School. The largers Summer School in Europe.
Babel is a Utrecht-based language institute founded in 1983. Babel offers language training courses for individuals, companies and non-profit organisations. Utrecht University is a partner of Babel.
HOVO (Higher Education for Older People) offers courses and lectures for senior citizens at the level of university and higher professional education (hbo). The main target groups are people who want to discover a new field of study and people who want to be catch up on new developments in their field of study.
Utrecht University InclUUsion is aimed at those students that are currently ‘on hold’ in emergency shelters, refugee centers or in their new houses.