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Utrecht University

Utrecht University is an internationally renowned top research university conducting fundamental and applied research covering a wide variety of scientific disciplines; from infectious diseases and human rights to climate research and cultural history.

This diversity has inspired multi-disciplinary research collaborations with partners both from inside and outside the University. Regionally, as well as nationally and internationally, Utrecht University collaborates with universities, knowledge institutions and industry. These partnerships foster innovative research and contribute to economic development and the solution of social problems.

As a large and multifaceted international knowledge centre of academic and scientific excellence, the University’s core mission is to:

  • educate young people
  • train new generations of researchers
  • produce academics who have both specialist knowledge and professional skills
  • conduct groundbreaking research
  • address social issues and work towards solving them

Commitment, inspiration, ambition and independence are Utrecht University’s core values. The University fosters its academic community through investment in staff and students.

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Researchers have long been searching for a more comprehensive way to assess national progress than GDP. erhui1979 via Getty Images

Pandemic recovery will take more than soaring growth – to fuel a more equitable economy, countries need to measure the well-being of people, too

GDP only measures economic growth – not inequality, poverty or unpaid work like elder care. So researchers in the Netherlands developed a new way for governments to see how people are actually doing.
Older job candidates face the dual issue of age discrimination and more vulnerability to COVID-19. sasan rashtipour/unsplash

Being good at your job won’t stop age discrimination

Those over 43 years old are equally discriminated against when applying for a job, whether they are good or bad applicants, according to new research.

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