Utrecht University organises numerous cultural, academic and scientific activities and events. Art, culture, music, symposia, lectures, debates and much more contribute to general knowledge and stimulate different ways of thinking about ourselves and society: in other words, science and culture reinforce each other. The various activities and the characteristic buildings where they are held add colour to this cathedral city.

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Utrecht University considers attaches great value to sport. It brings people together, and helps maintain a healthy body and a healthy mind. Sport and exercise also contribute to a positive study and working environment. Utrecht University sees the unifying power of sport, education and research as one of the cohesive factors in society that enable everyone within it to develop – professionally, socially and in the field of education and sport. This is why Utrecht University actively makes an effort to place sport increasingly on the agenda.

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E.g., 06/25/2017
Saturday 22 April 2017 10:00 to Tuesday 22 August 2017 16:30
The members of the Dutch Association of Botanic Gardens present the most interesting plants from their collections in the exhibition “Crown Jewels”.
Wednesday 31 May 2017 21:00 to 23:30
Come to our bar for a night of free live music and a live jam during the U Jazz CROSS-OVER Jam!
Thursday 1 June 2017 10:00 to Friday 15 September 2017 16:30
Everyone is very welcome to admire our beautiful tropical butterflies in the Butterfly Greenhouse.
Thursday 1 June 2017 10:00 to Friday 15 September 2017 16:30
From June first, everyone is welcome to visit our beautiful tropical butterflies in the Butterfly glass house. Every year a moment to look forward to
Monday 5 June 2017 12:00 to 18:00
Discover Parnassos on this public holiday! In and around the building are various performances, fun activities and inspirational stories. It's all about music!