Universiteit Utrecht is part of a number of collaborations.

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Knowledge Alliance EWUU

Eindhoven University of Technology, Wageningen University & Research, Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht (EWUU) intensified their collaboration into an alliance. This alliance focuses on: energy, nutrition, health and circular society. More on the knowledge alliance (EWUU).


Utrecht University is part of CHARM-EU. This is an initiative of nine universities in Europe that provides interdisciplinary, challenge-based education. More on CHARM-EU.

Regio Deal Food Valley

The Regio Deal Food Valley is a collaboration between the national government, regional governments, entrepreneurs and educational and knowledge institutions. The cooperation aims to accelerate the transition to a sustainable and healthy food system. The focus is on three areas: agricultural transition, awareness of healthy food and knowledge development. Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht are involved in various projects within these focus areas. More about Regio Deal Food Valley (Dutch).


Utrecht University collaborates with Groningen University, Eindhoven University of Technology and partners from the chemical industry in the Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC). A prominent role is played in this by the consortium’s coordinator, Utrecht University. More about ARC CBBC.

Trilateral collaboration with University of Toronto and the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Utrecht University, the University of Toronto and the Chinese University of Hong Kong are jointly conducting research on healthy urban living. The universities, each from different global urban regions, are combining their strengths and expertises to jointly strengthen the impact of scientific research on the urban living environment. The collaboration focuses on research on migration, the role of citizens on the (game) rules of society and on health in the urban environment.

Dutch Scientific Institutes Abroad

The Netherlands has five scientific institutes abroad. These are united in the umbrella Dutch Scientific Institutes Abroad, of which Utrecht University is a co-director. Utrecht University is the coordinator of the Netherlands Interuniversity Institute for Art History in Florence (NIKI). More about NWIB.

Utrecht Holdings

Utrecht Holdings serves as the Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) for Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht. Utrecht Holdings ensures that the inventions created by researchers at the university and UMC Utrecht have an impact on society. By arranging different aspects including patent applications and licences, and helping to set up new spin-offs, the inventions are given the necessary support moving forward. More about Utrecht Holdings.