Founded in 1636, Utrecht University has evolved into a modern and leading institution with a growing international reputation. The Shanghai Ranking ranks the university in the Netherlands on 1, on a 16th place in Europe and worldwide on a 57th place.
Inspiration, ambition, independence and commitment are the core values that define both the conduct and attitude of the students and employees of Utrecht University.
Broad degree offerings
Utrecht University offers 50 Bachelor's and 169 Master's degree programmes, many of them English-taught. The University is home to 29.755 students and 6.500 staff. Each year, more than 2000 students and researchers from abroad come to Utrecht for a short or longer time.
Multi-faceted and innovative research
Utrecht University conducts fundamental and applied research in a wide array of disciplines. It wide-ranging research activity provides an inspiring basis for multidisciplinary research inside and outside the University. The University works collaboratively with the business sector to undertake societally relevant and innovative research.