Our Mission

The Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges is a centre for research, education and impact addressing major global issues. We do this by encouraging a global perspective at Utrecht University, and through close collaboration with societal partners from the around the world. Our collaborations involve ambitious experimental flagship projects that integrate research, education, and impact. These seek to address in transformative ways those global challenges that intersect human rights, conflict & security, sustainability, and equity. We collaborate closely with Utrecht University’s Strategic Themes and Focus Areas.

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Podcast: Transformation

In episode 9 of season 1 of the podcast series Travelling Concepts on Air, Dr. Tessa Diphoorn and Dr. Brianne McGonigle Leyh discuss the concept of transformation and how it has developed over time, together with Johan Schot and Joost de Laat. Listen on Spotify or on Apple Podcast!