Global Engagement is one of the pillars of the internationalisation programme. Utrecht University engages with the global community, and particularly the “Global South” for two reasons:

Global engagement beyond Western Europe supports Utrecht University’s strategic goals to excel in research and education as an international institution of higher education and science.

Global engagement beyond Western Europe can contribute to equal opportunities for partner institutions in lower resource environments.


After having formulated the mission, the committee has identified the following priorities, aimed to achieve this objective:

Want to know more about our collaborations with the Global South and to see what we are working on? See 'Faces of Global Perspectives' to get to know the people behind our cooperation.