About the Centre for Global Challenges

The Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and experimentation between Utrecht University researchers, its students, and societal stakeholders from across the globe. Our aim is to critically understand and confront in transformative ways those global challenges that intersect human rights, conflict & security, sustainability, and equity.  

The Centre for Global Challenges explores possible new insights at the intersections of four central focus areas: human rights, conflict & security, sustainability  and development & equity. The Centre is a network organization with an open structure, forging connections between the strategic themes of Institutions for Open Societies, Sustainability, and Life Sciences.

The Centre is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Law, Economics, and Governance.

People from different disciplines and mindsets will be brought together and will tackle the biggest issues facing the world today.
Dr. Brianne McGonigle Leyh, lid van de Utrecht Young Academy.