Global Engagement is one of the three pillars of the internationalisation programme (the other two are Mobility & Warm Welcome and Profile & Partnerships). 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:

These have been divided into portfolios among the committee members and many UU employees are currently working on these priorities.