Dean's Welcome

Prof. Susan te Pas, dean of University College Utrecht
Dean Susan te Pas

Dear Student, welcome to University College Utrecht!

Like educational institutions all over the world, over the last few years we have been facing an unpreceded situation due to the global pandemic. As the pandemic has forced us to rapidly innovate and reconsider the way that we approach access to education, we have also succeeded to come together as a community to continue to offer a space to explore academic curiosities in accordance with the essence of liberal arts and sciences.

We especially welcome our new incoming students to join our community. It is our ambition to make University College Utrecht an inclusive and stimulating place to learn. This is a time to continue experimenting and to be especially attuned to the needs of all, to continue to help each other to explore and grow. We hope that you will share in our innovative spirit and are determined to make the best of your time at the College.

Our former students often tell us that what they remember best from their time at the College is exactly that will to innovate, the curiosity and exploring mindset shared by all. Not without certain nostalgia, many also remember our vibrant campus as a place where they found friends for life. As teachers and tutors we are committed to helping you discover your own individual path. We do our best to allow you time and space to find out what it is that you enjoy studying most. There are no two students with exactly the same curriculum. We believe that our individual approach is more than worth it, in terms of a true, deep involvement and love for learning that will guide you further in life, whether it be in the academia or in professional life.

We wish you every success in this academic year believe that you will continue to embody the pioneering spirit that guided the foundation of this College on its 25th anniversary.  


Susan te Pas, Dean