Utrecht Network

The Utrecht Network (° 1987) is an internationally operating association of 31 representative European research universities located in 27 countries, co-operating in the area of internationalization in the broadest sense of the word. All member universities have longstanding experience in student and staff mobility, in international projects and a firm dedication to international education.

The Utrecht Network carries out a wide range of activities in the area of internationalization. Classic student and teacher mobility among the member universities is largely promoted within Erasmus, as well as within other programmes allowing for mobility with neighbouring countries.

The Utrecht Network Summer Schools are a fixed component of the network’s activities. They call on academics from member universities for their teaching staff and the majority of students also come from member universities, together with students from partners in the MAUI (USA) and AEN (Australia) consortia which the Network is affiliated with.

The Network promotes professional staff development by staff visits to other universities in the network and by jointly organising staff training sessions and workshops on specific topics involving staff from university services and faculties at large.

The internationalization of the curricula and joint educational programmes are high on the agenda of European universities and the Network serves as an excellent platform to facilitate this cooperation and to share best practices. Utrecht Network members are jointly involved in several EC funded projects, such as on the management of joint programmes, and several Erasmus Mundus Partnerships.