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  • 1. Utrecht University The Netherlands
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. Introduction Utrecht University at a glance • Outstanding international reputation as a leading European research university* • High-quality academic environment with a focus on excellence • Innovative approach to both research and teaching • High undergraduate success rate July 10, 2009
  • 4. Introduction Utrecht University at a glance • Largest research university in the Netherlands with a broad range of academic disciplines • Close collaboration between disciplines • Comprehensive array of high quality English-taught degree programmes and courses • Focus on knowledge transfer: sharing knowledge adds value • Committed to nurturing talent July 10, 2009
  • 5. Introduction Key figures 2009 • 7 Faculties • 6 Graduate Schools • 3 campuses in Utrecht and 1 campus in Middelburg • 29,306 enrolments; 5,890 first-year students • 8,321 staff (including Medicine) • 48 Bachelor’s degree programmes (3 of which are English-taught) • 197 Master’s degree programmes (89 of which are English-taught) • 443 PhDs granted July 10, 2009
  • 6. Introduction Key figures 2009 • 7,163 scientific publications • 73% of research programmes rated good to excellent • Budget: € 725 million • Founded in 1636 July 10, 2009
  • 7. Introduction Utrecht University: 7 faculties • Geosciences • Humanities • Law, Economics and Governance • Medicine / University Medical Center Utrecht • Science • Social and Behavioural Sciences • Veterinary Medicine July 10, 2009
  • 8. Introduction Utrecht University: 6 Graduate Schools • Graduate School of Geosciences • Graduate School of Humanities • Graduate School of Law, Economics and Governance • Graduate School of Life Sciences • Graduate School of Natural Sciences • Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences July 10, 2009
  • 9. Research
  • 10. Research Utrecht University’s rankings In the 2008 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Utrecht University is ranked: • No. 47 in the world • No. 9 in Europe • No. 1 in the Netherlands The University's research in the science disciplines ranks 4th in Europe, based on the prestigious ‘Excellence-ranking’ by the German based Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE). July 10, 2009
  • 11. Research Interdisciplinary knowledge and research • Broad range of academic disciplines • Interdisciplinary collaboration • At the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary research • Strong relationship between research and teaching • Research alliances with business and industry July 10, 2009
  • 12. Research 15 research focus areas • Brain, Cognition and Behaviour • Cardiovascular Research • Conflicts and Human Rights • Coordinating Societal Change • Cultures and Identities • Drug Innovation • Earth and Sustainability • Epidemiology • Foundations of Natural Science • Growth and Differentiation July 10, 2009
  • 13. Research 15 research focus areas • History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities • Infection and Immunity • Information Technologies in Science and Society • Life Sciences and Biocomplexity: from Molecules to Organisms • Origins and Impact of Institutions July 10, 2009
  • 14. Research Nobel Laureates Utrecht University has 11 Nobel Prize winners, including: • 1999 Gerard ’t Hooft (Physics) • 1999 Martinus J.G. Veltman (Physics) • 1995 Paul Crutzen (Chemistry) • 1981 Nicolaas Bloembergen (Physics) • 1975 Tjalling Koopmans (Economic Sciences) July 10, 2009
  • 15. Research Spinoza laureates Utrecht University has 12 Spinoza Prize winners, including: • 2007 Prof. Deirdre Curtin (International and European Governance) • 2006 Prof. Jozien Bensing (Clinical Psychology) • 2006 Prof. Ben Scheres (Molecular Genetics) • 2005 Prof. René Bernards (Molecular Biology) • 2004 Prof. Jaap Sinninghe Damsté (Marine Biogeochemistry and Toxicology) • 2003 Prof. Jan Luiten van Zanden (Economic and Social History) The annual Spinoza Prize is awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) 2009 July 10,
  • 16. Research 6 Academy Professors (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, KNAW) Utrecht University has 4 Academy Professors: • 2003 Prof.dr. Gün Semin (Psychology) • 2003 Prof. Gerard ‘t Hooft (Theoretical Physics) • 2004 Prof. Hans Duistermaat (Fundamental and Applied Mathematics) • 2005 Prof. Henk Lekkerkerker (Colloid Chemistry) • 2007 Prof. Hans Oerlemans (Meteorology) • 2009 Prof. Bert Brunekreef (Epidemiology) July 10, 2009
  • 17. Research Committed to nurturing talent • High potentials scheme for academic staff • Talent development programme for non-academic staff • Center of Excellence in University Teaching • Academic Leadership programme • Honours programmes for students • Supporting academic staff in national competitions for prestigious individual grants July 10, 2009
  • 18. Teaching
  • 19. Teaching Key figures 2009 • 29,306 enrollments • 125 nationalities • 3 campuses in Utrecht and 1 campus in Middelburg • 45 Bachelor's degree programmes, 3 of which are English-taught • 182 Master's degree programmes, 89 of which are English-taught • Some 200 certificate courses • More than 50 Summer School courses July 10, 2009
  • 20. Teaching What Utrecht University has to offer • Wide array of English-taught degree programmes and courses • Best undergraduate success rate • Honours programmes and Prestige Master’s programmes for talented students • Inspiring, ambitious, and international academic environment • Strong link between research and teaching • Small teaching groups and Colleges • Broad range of student facilities July 10, 2009
  • 21. Teaching Support services for international students • Scholarships for excellent students • Guaranteed accommodation • Priority visa processing arrangements • International student orientation events • Dutch mentor programme • Erasmus Student Network activities • Dutch Society and Culture course • Dutch or English language courses July 10, 2009
  • 22. Teaching Support services for international students • State-of-the-art study facilities • Wide variety of cultural courses and excellent sports facilities July 10, 2009
  • 23. Bachelor’s & Master’s programmes
  • 24. Teaching English-taught Bachelor’s degree programmes www.uu.nl/internationalbachelors • University College Utrecht (Liberal Arts and Sciences) • Roosevelt Academy Middelburg (Liberal Arts and Sciences) • BSc in Economics July 10, 2009
  • 25. Teaching English-taught Master’s degree programmes www.uu.nl/internationalmasters • 182 Master’s programmes, 89 of which are English- taught • 59 English-taught research degree programmes preparing students for a research / PhD career • 21 English-taught degree programmes, preparing students for a professional career July 10, 2009
  • 26. Teaching Exchange programmes www.uu.nl/exchange • 200 English-taught courses for short-stay students • Exchange agreements with partner universities across the world July 10, 2009
  • 27. Teaching Summer School courses www.utrechtsummerschool.nl • More than 50 academic courses at various levels and in various disciplines • One of the largest summer schools in Europe • Full and varied social programme • Housing included July 10, 2009
  • 28. Knowledge transfer: sharing knowledge adds value
  • 29. Strategic partners Knowledge transfer Three imperatives, namely boosting, supporting and facilitating successful: • science-based entrepreneurship • knowledge transfer between Utrecht University, government and industry • strategic collaboration with regional players to create an internationally competitive region July 10, 2009
  • 30. Strategic partners Entrepreneurship • Utrecht Science Park • UtrechtInc. • One-stop shop for small and medium-sized businesses • Utrecht University Holding Ltd and Incubator • Entrepreneurship education • Utrecht Centre for Education in Management and Entrepreneurship (UCEME) July 10, 2009
  • 31. Strategic partners Entrepreneurship • ICT Incubator Netherware for entrepreneurial students • Utrecht School of Applied Sciences • Centre of Entrepreneurship July 10, 2009
  • 32. Strategic partners Knowledge transfer • Utrecht University Holding Ltd. (patents; spin-offs) • One-stop shop for small and medium-sized businesses (access point) • Faculty-based science shops • UniPartners student initiative July 10, 2009
  • 33. Strategic partners Collaboration • Utrecht region • Utrecht Innovation Taskforce • Science Park • Randstad North Wing region • Peaks in the Delta (Immuno Valley en Game Factory) • European Structural Funds (EFRO) • EU • League of European Research Universities (LERU) • Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) • Utrecht Network July 10, 2009
  • 34. Strategic partners Examples of major consortia and projects • TI Pharma (FES, M€ 160) • Knowledge for Climate (M€ 50) • Aviaire Influenza – bird flu (FES, M€ 15) • Gate – serious gaming (FES, M€ 10) • CatchBio – Catalysis (Smart Mix, M€ 28) • Nanomedicine (KP6, M€ 16,3) • Video Active – creating access to Europe’s television heritage (EU, M€ 2,7) • 7-Tesla MRI – brain imaging (NWO-BIG, M€ 20) July 10, 2009
  • 35. Strategic partners Membership of university networks • League of European Research Universities (LERU) • Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) • Utrecht Network July 10, 2009
  • 36. Utrecht – city of culture
  • 37. The Netherlands & Utrecht city Utrecht City at a glance • Lively student city located in the heart of the Netherlands and gateway to Europe • Rich history going back almost 2000 years • 300000 inhabitants • 70000 higher education students • Old city centre with picturesque canals, canal-side cellars, ancient churches and impressive Dom tower • Festival and cultural city • Close relationship between Utrecht University and the city of Utrecht July 10, 2009
  • 38. Utrecht University www.uu.nl