Established in 1636, Utrecht University (UU) has evolved into a leading modern research university with a growing international reputation. On the 2010 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, Utrecht University ranked first in the Netherlands, 11th in Europe and 50th in the world.
With nearly 30,000 students and 8,500 employees divided over 7 faculties, Utrecht University spans the entire spectrum of academic research and education.
Utrecht University invests in educating tomorrow's leaders, delivering high-quality innovative programmes that have high completion rates. The University nurtures academic talent and stimulates excellence, investing in researchers that can make a difference and create value for society. Top-rated programmes and top-rated research guarantee a society's vitality and well-being.