Global Engagement at Utrecht University

At Utrecht University, global engagement thrives through a multitude of communities, initiatives, and projects already in full swing. Among these, UGlobe plays a pivotal role, coordinating various activities aimed at addressing global challenges. Collaborating closely with societal partners, UGlobe supports projects focused on research and education.

Global Perspectives

Many individuals and teams across Utrecht University integrate insights from the Global South and beyond into their educational endeavors and research pursuits.

Have a look at the Global Perspectives page

Here's a snapshot of some of the communities within Utrecht University with a global outlook:

  • Julius Center: Healthcare of the future

    Together with our colleagues of UMC Utrecht, the Julius Center works hard to improve patient care. As knowledge center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, the Julius Center conducts multidisciplinary scientific research into new diagnosis and treatment methods. They also give education to students of medicine and biomedicine, researchers, clinicians and other professionals in healthcare, as well as provide academic primary healthcare to patients. Read more.

  • International Development Studies at Geosciences

    In an interconnected and changing world, it is vital to understand development as a dynamic and innovative process. Development of a people and places are constantly shaped and reshaped through various flows of capital, goods, people, practices, technologies and ideas. Addressing the challenges of persisting poverty, widening inequality and increasing vulnerability to financial and climate crises across Global South and North requires a deeper analysis of effects of translocal development in various geographies. Read more.

  • Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM)

    Established in 1981, the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) is the key centre of expertise of human rights research and education at Utrecht University. SIM offers internationally oriented study programmes, conducts interdisciplinary research and organises a range of activities in the field of human rights. Read more.

  • Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development

    The Copernicus Institute is a vibrant international research community that aims to help accelerate the transition to a sustainable society. We do this by developing excellent and relevant knowledge, collaborating with citizens, politicians, policymakers, NGOs and firms to learn from each other and influence decision-making, and by educating the change agents of the future. Read more.