Extracurricular Opportunities

Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges

The Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and experimentation between Utrecht University researchers, its students, and societal stakeholders from across the globe. Our aim is to critically understand and confront in transformative ways those global challenges that intersect human rights, conflict & security, sustainability, and equity.  The Education programme of the Centre organises events, like lectures, masterclasses, simulations and a summerschool, all of which aim to bring students working on international issues together.  Please have a look at the agenda for the latest events or join us at Facebook

Young Innovators

Are you curious, entrepreneurial, intellectually versatile, socially responsible? Do you want to get more out of your Master's programme, and learn to work across disciplinary boundaries to both research and actively (co-)create innovative initiatives that will make the world a slightly better place? Then the Young Innovators honoursprogramme (15 ECTS) might be of interest to you!

Three core areas of research and innovation

The programme will focus on exploring and designing innovations in three areas:

  • Sustainable innovations in health
  • Sustainable innovations in the economy
  • Sustainable innovations in urban living

Think outside your discipline

These multifaceted themes demand the joint efforts of experts from the sciences and humanities alike. They require knowledge of energy, climate dynamics, food, technology, and health. But insights into the dynamics of societies, law and economics, languages and cultures, or history and philosophy are just as essential.
The issues transcend national and cultural borders. Therefore the programme aims at a substantial participation of international students and is taught in English.

Learn more about the Young Innovators

Do you want to learn more about the Young Innovators? Go to the website.