Young Innovators

"Young Innovators actively create innovative initiatives that will make the world a better place"

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

Leadership, innovation and impact

As a Young Innovator you will be working on the three pillars the program is built upon: personal leadership, social innovation and being an impact community. One of the ways in which this takes place is by working on current societal challenges for at least the first half year, such as sustainable housing for refugees, food waste, off-label drugs, transition labs, how to make a city safer by art, accessible medicine and more. Together with an interdisciplinary team of students and inspiring sessions with coaches and experts you go through the journey of making this world a better place!

The programme is an English selective 15 EC honours course at graduate level, to be taken on top of any Master's programme. The programme is accessible to all UU Master’s students.

More information and application

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