Engage, inspire, collaborate and make a difference
Do you want to get more out of your study? Utrecht University offers the Young Innovators programme to creative and ambitious students who are keen to put their academic skills to work for the common good.
The programme is a selective 15 EC honours course at the graduate level, to be taken on top of any Master's programme.
The Young Innovators programme embodies a community of learning, where the focus is on creating positive impact through social innovation and personal leadership. As such, the programme focuses on learning to research, design and deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to real-life societal challenges. Supported by leading researchers the programme allows you to immerse yourself in both theory and practice of innovation across corporate, public and community sectors.
During this program you will be stimulated to collaborate, produce and learn in multidisciplinary international teams. In this, you are challenged to take ownership of both your own and collective learning processes and thereby invited to co-create the program design.
Erik-Jan van Kesteren (Young Innovator 2015-2016): "The easy way is not the way you learn. You learn by making mistakes and that is what you are allowed to do here."