Utrecht University is the first university in the Netherlands to organise its top research according to strategic themes and focus areas. Each of these brings together high-quality research from a range of research disciplines.
Solving social issues
With its chosen research themes of Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability the university contributes to finding solutions to issues including climate change, infectious diseases, the ageing population, social cohesion and security.
Utrecht University uses its focus areas and strategic themes to continue to build on an integral approach to academic and social issues. It has chosen to specifically focus its research and to link academic excellence and fundamental research to a social mission.