The thesis will be made public (parts of it may have already been published as articles in international journals during the PhD). Dissertations from Dutch universities generally meet the highest academic standards and are therefore held in high regard.
digital scientific archive
PhD candidates of Utrecht University are required to offer a digital version of their thesis to the university library. The thesis will then be incorporated in the Utrecht University Repository (formerly known as the Igitur Archive). This is the digital scientific archive of the university. This provision is part of the Doctoral Degree Regulations.
The Utrecht University Repository can be accessed through NARCIS, the Dutch portal for scientific information. Theses in the repository can easily be found worldwide by means of a unique and permanent URL.