Global Studies

Educational cooperation across programmes, through the exchange of lecturers and developing linkages between programmes, provides students with an academic experience that transcends individual disciplines. 

To this end, the Global Studies programme organises events, like lectures, masterclasses, simulations, special events, and a Summer School, all of which aim to bring students working on international issues together.

Global Studies Programme

The Global Studies programme promotes education related to the study of political, economic, legal, ecological, ethical, social, and cultural interconnectedness. It supports undergraduate programmes, as well as seven Master's programmes.

Assistant professor Liesbeth van de Grift on the Centre and Global Studies

Your Next Step

The Centre for Global Challenges provides you as a student with a wide variety of workshops, events and other resources to help you define your career path, prepare you for the job market and maximize your career opportunities.

Student Council

A distinctive characteristic of the Centre is the presence and active participation of students. Various student associations work together in the Student Council.


The Centre helps to facilitate relationships with our Global Studies alumni in order to extend the Utrecht University community beyond the classroom.

We challenge our students to become innovative thinkers and problem solving decision makers. For this reason we provide them with an interdisciplinary understanding of complex global issues.
Dr. Liesbeth van de Grift, lid van de Utrecht Young Academy.