The university has formulated a mission, together with key principles for the conduct and attitude of students and staff, known as the core values. The university's strategy and performance agreements are laid down in the Strategic Plan.


The university’s mission Utrecht University is working to contribute to a better world. Our graduates have the knowledge and skills to make a substantial contribution to society. Our research is ground-breaking and focused on solving major global issues. Our collaborative culture fosters innovation, new insights and societal impact. The core values of ambition, inspiration, commitment and independence form the basis of our university community.

This video is based on the new Utrecht University strategy for 2016-2020. It is produced by alumni of Utrecht University in cooperation with Utrecht University staff and students.