Utrecht University is an international research university of the highest quality. This has been demonstrated for many years by its high positions in international rankings such as the Shanghai Ranking and the Times Higher Ranking.BRIGHT MINDS, BETTER FUTURE:The University is the alma mater of many leading names, academics and scientists who have made an important contribution to the quality of society. These include Nobel Prize winner Christiaan Eijkman, one of the first to discover vitamins, neuro-pharmacologist David de Wied and the most recent Nobel Prize winner, theoretical scientist Gerard ’t Hooft. All these scientists and academics, from far in the past up to the present day, are what makes Utrecht University what it is today. Through innovative research and education, they have contributed to the University's mission in society: Bright Minds, Better Future.INNOVATIVE EDUCATION:Utrecht University invests in educating the leaders of the future, offering high-quality, innovative education, with a high student pass rate. In the Netherlands, Utrecht University is a pioneer in innovative educational concepts, such as that of the University College. The Utrecht model of education stands for personal and interactive education, flexibility and freedom of choice for students, and permanent professional development for lecturers.RESEARCH FOCUS:The University conducts fundamental and applied research in a wide range of disciplines. Multidisciplinary research in Utrecht focuses on four strategic themes: Dynamics of Youth, Institutions, Life Sciences and Sustainability.MISSION:The university’s mission Utrecht University is working to contribute to a better world. Our graduates have the knowledge and skills to make a substantial contribution to society. Our research is ground-breaking and focused on solving major global issues. Our collaborative culture fosters innovation, new insights and societal impact. The core values of ambition, inspiration, commitment and independence form the basis of our university community.
Utrecht University has incorporated its plans for achieving a more diverse community in the Strategic Plan for 2016-2020.The Strategic Plan states:The university invests in intercultural skills for employees and students.The university supports and assists international staff and students to help them feel at home.Recruitment and selection procedures are open and transparent.Faculties and service departments develop and achieve objectives which are consistent with the university’s overall aims in the field of diversity.The university intensifies the internationalisation programme and deploys additional capacity to reinforce its international position.The university invests in bilingual services and facilities.The university organises, promotes and rewards activities which strive to reach a broader public.The Diversity Task Force as a University-wide committee drives progress.
乌得勒支大学是国际最高质量的研究型大学。这已经在这几年来诸如上海排名和Times Higher排名等国际排名中的高排名证明了。明亮的头脑、更好的未来、大学是许多领导，学者和科学家的母校对社会质量做出了重要贡献。其中包括诺贝尔奖得主克里斯蒂安·艾克曼(Christiaan Eijkman)，第一位发现维生素神经药理学家戴维·德·韦德(David de Wied)以及最近诺贝尔奖得主的理论科学家杰拉德·霍夫特(Gerard't Hooft)。所有这些科学家和学者，从过去到现在，都是乌得勒支大学今天的成果。通过创新的研究和教育，他们为大学在社会中的使命作出了贡献：光明思想、更美好的未来。创新教育、乌得勒支大学投资于教育未来的领导者、提供高质量、创新的教育、具有较高的学生合格率。在荷兰乌得勒支大学是创新教育理念的先驱，如大学学院。乌特勒支教育模式代表了个人和互动教育，学生的灵活性和自由选择以及讲师的永久职业发展。研究重点、大学在广泛的学科上进行基础和应用研究。乌特勒支大学的多学科研究重点是青年、机构、生命科学和可持续发展的四个战略主题。任务，该大学的使命乌得勒支大学正在努力为更美好的世界做出贡献。我们的毕业生具有对社会作出重大贡献的知识和技能。我们的研究是突破性的，专注于解决重大的全球性问题。我们的合作文化促进创新，新见解和社会影响。雄心勃勃，灵感，承诺和独立的核心价值体现了我们大学社会的基础。
Utrecht University boasts seven faculties and three teaching institutes.FACULTIES:Each faculty consists of a number of departments. Each department coordinates the research and teaching programmes of a specific field of science. Scientific staff are appointed at department level.Faculty of GeosciencesFaculty of HumanitiesFaculty of Law, Economics and Governance.Faculty of MedicineFaculty of ScienceFaculty of Social and Behavioural SciencesFaculty of Veterinary MedicineTEACHING INSTITUTESUniversity College RooseveltUniversity College UtrechtCentrum voor Onderwijs en Leren (website in Dutch)
Professors play a key role in the development of university teaching and research. They work in a team to set up a line of research and provide continuity in its development and expansion. Utrecht University invests in attracting and retaining highly talented researchers through its chairs and various forms of professorship.
Without any doubt the Nobel Prize is the most prestigious prize in science. The prize was first granted in 1901, and since then it has been awarded to a number of scientists attached to Utrecht University.The form and extent of their relationship with Utrecht varies widely: from a brief enrolment as a student (Röntgen), or a short-lived professorship (Debye), to a long and substantial relationship (Eijkman and Veltman) or even an uninterrupted one ('t Hooft). R. Magnus would have been awarded the Nobel prize in 1927 if he had not died unexpectedly.
The NWO Spinoza Prize is the highest Dutch award in science. Spinoza Prize winners each receive an amount of 2.5 million euros to spend on scientific research of their choice. Spinoza Laureates are among the top in their field, they are internationally renowned and able to inspire young researchers.