Do we all benefit from the changes in work? Or do some benefit more than others?

The nature of work is changing; innovation, digitalization, and globalisation impact people’s working lives. This societal challenge offers opportunities and poses risks to the organisation of work. Society as a whole may benefit from them, but at the same time we face the challenge of a looming divide (by gender, age, social class or ethnic background) in which some will benefit more than others in their work, job prospects and work-life balance.

The Future of Work Hub is a platform where scientists, organisations  and policy makers can collaborate on answering questions about the causes and consequences of ongoing innovation and globalisation for individuals’ working lives, organisations, markets and public institutions, with high visibility in societal and policy debates.


bureau met pc, tablet, smartphone
1 May 2019
Ronja Röttger receives a grant for her contribution to the Future of Work research at Utrecht University.
Maarten Goos bij de Europese Commissie
8 April 2019
It is time for a redistribution of the value of data, is the advice of professor Maarten Goos, together with a European Expert Group to the European Commission.
Robotarmen productielijn
14 February 2019
After 5 years, approximately 8 percent of employees leave the company as a result of automation, according to research from, among others, Utrecht University.


27 - 29
27 June 2019 18:00 - 29 June 2019 17:00
The 6th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy (ISWE) will be held on 28-29 June, 2019.
27 June 2019 19:30 - 21:30
An evening organised by Utrecht University and TivoliVredenburg on working via online platforms.
2 September 2019 16:00 - 17:15
The annual celebration of the start of the 2019–2020 academic year of Utrecht University will take place at 2 September 2019 at the Dom church.