In Utrecht, students watch beyond the borders of disciplines. Students and top researchers work towards a better world, together and in tight communities.
How we are working towards a better world
- “Bachelor's students are more capable than one might think” Niels Bovenschen’s ambition is to engage undergraduate students in science by creating synergy between education and scientific research. His students work with real life datasets.
- Inspiring and empowering our teachers Our Centre for Academic Teaching connects everyone within the university who works at the continuous improvement of education.
- Remote teaching How can teachers adapt their education to a constantly changing environment? What is needed to adapt teaching materials as well as possible? Here, we share our insights and resources.
- Diversity and inclusion Associate professor Gönül Dilaver: “I want to develop tools and strategies for inclusive education to create a diverse and inclusive learning environment for students.”
Facts and figures
Students appreciate the many options available within our 50 bachelor's programmes.
Our 154 master’s programmes form a cross-section off the full scientific spectrum.
We believe in lifelong learning. Therefore, we offer 158 programmes for professionals.
With some 118 nationalities working and studying closely together, students learn to operate in an international environment from the outset.
Thinkers and doers in education
- Enthusiastic, resourceful and committed A survey by student researchers showed that there was a great need for an accessible place where students with a disability can go for help and advice. Therefore, the students set up Studying Without Limitations; a peer-to-peer group for students with a disability.
- Explaining complex matters within in 3 minutes Michael Musandu studies Artificial Intelligence and has -in his own words- ‘a sixth sense for computers’. He became the clear winner of the annual pitch competition Breaking Science.
- Rolling a chalkboard home When the measures to work at home took effect, teacher Jetze Zoethout rolled a chalkboard from the lecture hall to his home. He uses it for his lectures via livestream. "We wanted the lecture to feel as normal as possible.”
- Competence and perseverance At the age of 17, Dalal Ghanim fled Iraq. Today, she studies Pharmacy, she tutors in mathematics and chemistry, and partakes in public debates in order to give her people, the Yazidis, a voice.