About the Centre for Global Challenges

We connect, experiment, and seek to confront global challenges in transformative ways, paying particular attention to including perspectives from around the world, especially low- and middle-income countries, as such contributing to a global perspective at Utrecht University.

The Utrecht Centre for Global Challenges (UGlobe) was founded in 2017 as a collaboration between the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance and the Faculty of Humanities. Since then, UGlobe has developed a well-earned reputation for being an open, inclusive platform that mobilizes researchers, teachers, and students from across Utrecht University to develop new ambitious impact oriented initiatives with societal stakeholders globally.

In the past five years, UGlobe has established itself as an interdisciplinary institution, anchored in the two founding faculties, collaborating closely with the different strategic themes of Utrecht University, like Institutions for Open Societies, Pathways to Sustainability and Dynamics of Youth, and focus areas such as Migration and Societal Change.