Prout logo, displaying the name Prout in large letters with a subtitle below stating PhD Network Utrecht

Prout is the PhD Network of Utrecht University, run by a group of enthusiastic voluntary PhD representatives from all graduate schools of the university.

We are an official organization whose main aim is to represent the interests of PhD candidates to the university, and to influence decision-making concerning PhDs. This involves regular meetings with representatives from university governing bodies, PhD councils at graduate school and faculty level, and the university council. We also maintain connections with external organizations such as PNN (the PhD candidates Network of the Netherlands) and labour unions.

Are you interested in joining Prout? Fill in this sign-up form or email our board at! We are especially looking for new board members (see our vacancy notice) and for representatives from the LEG Faculty and the UMCU.

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