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Utrecht
Utrecht
University (UU; Dutch: Universiteit Utrecht, formerly Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht) is a university in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands. Established March 26, 1636, it had an enrollment of 29,425 students in 2016, and employed 5,568 faculty and staff.[4] In 2011, 485 PhD degrees were awarded and 7,773 scientific articles were published. The 2013 budget of the university was €765 million.[5] The university is rated as the best university in the Netherlands
Netherlands
by the Shanghai Ranking of World Universities 2013, and ranked as the 13th best university in Europe and the 52nd best university of the world. The university's motto is "Sol Iustitiae Illustra Nos," which means "Sun of Justice, shine upon us." This motto was gleaned from a literal Latin Bible translation of Malachi 4:2. (Rutgers University, having a historical connection with Utrecht
Utrecht
University, uses a modified version of this motto.) Utrecht
Utrecht
University is led by the University Board, consisting of prof. dr. Bert van der Zwaan (Rector Magnificus) and Hans Amman.

Contents

1 History 2 Description 3 Notable alumni and faculty 4 International rankings 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit]

This section incorporates text translated from the Dutch article

Utrecht
Utrecht
University was founded on March 26, 1636. The influential professor of theology Gisbertus Voetius
Gisbertus Voetius
delivered the inaugural speech, and Bernardus Schotanus (professor of law and mathematics) became the university's first rector magnificus. Anna Maria van Schurman, who became the university's first female student, was invited to write a Latin poem for the inauguration.[6] Initially, only a few dozen students attended classes at the university. Seven professors worked in four faculties: philosophy, which offered all students an introductory education, and three higher-level faculties (theology, medicine and law). Utrecht
Utrecht
University flourished in the seventeenth century, despite competition with the older universities of Leiden (1575), Franeker (1585) and Groningen (1614) and the schools of Harderwijk
Harderwijk
(1599; a university from 1648) and Amsterdam (1632). Leiden, in particular, proved a strong competitor and made further improvement necessary. A botanical garden was built on the grounds of the present Sonnenborgh Observatory, and three years later the Smeetoren added an astronomical observatory. The university attracted many students from abroad (especially from Germany, England and Scotland). They witnessed the intellectual and theological battle the proponents of the new philosophy ( René Descartes
René Descartes
lived for a few years in Utrecht) fought with the proponents of the strict Reformed theologian Voetius. In 1806[citation needed] the French occupying authorities of the Netherlands
Netherlands
downgraded Utrecht
Utrecht
University to an école secondaire (high school), but after the establishment of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands
Netherlands
in 1813 it regained its former status. Leiden, Louvain, Groningen, Utrecht
Utrecht
and Ghent were the five universities (Dutch: hoge scholen) of the new state, and Leiden received the title of eerste hoge school ("first university"). Two of the universities (Louvain and Ghent) became part of the new Belgian state after it separated from the northern Netherlands
Netherlands
in 1830. This left Utrecht
Utrecht
one of only three Dutch universities. Utrecht
Utrecht
played a prominent role in the golden age of Dutch science. Around 1850 the "Utrechtian School" of science formed, with Pieter Harting, Gerardus J. Mulder, Christophorus H. D. Buys Ballot
Buys Ballot
and Franciscus Donders
Franciscus Donders
among the leading scientists. They introduced the educational laboratory (onderwijslaboratorium) as a practical learning place for their students. The University is represented in the Stichting Academisch Erfgoed, a foundation with the goal of preserving university collections. Description[edit]

Academiegebouw

The university consists of seven faculties:[7]

Faculty of Humanities

Department of History
History
and Art History Department of Languages, Literature
Literature
and Communication Department of Media and Culture Studies Department of Philosophy
Philosophy
and Religious Studies

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Department of Education and Pedagogy Department of Social Sciences Department of Psychology

Faculty of Law, Economics
Economics
and Governance[8]

Utrecht
Utrecht
University School of Economics
Economics
(USE) Utrecht
Utrecht
University School of Law Utrecht
Utrecht
University School of Governance (USG)

Faculty of Geosciences

Department of Earth Sciences Department of Physical Geography Department of Innovation, Environmental and Energy
Energy
Sciences (Copernicus Institute) Department of Human Geography
Human Geography
and Spatial Planning

Faculty of Medicine Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Science

Department of Biology Department of Chemistry Department of Information and Computing Sciences Department of Mathematics Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Department of Physics
Physics
and Astronomy

There are three interfaculty units:

University College Utrecht University College Roosevelt COLUU Centre for Education and Learning

The two large faculties of Humanities
Humanities
and Law
Law
& Governance are situated in the inner city of Utrecht. The other five faculties and most of the administrative services are located in Utrecht
Utrecht
Science Park De Uithof, a campus area on the outskirts of the city. University College Utrecht, along with the Utrecht
Utrecht
School of Economics, are situated in the former Kromhout Kazerne, which used to be a Dutch military base. University College Roosevelt
University College Roosevelt
is located off-campus in the city of Middelburg
Middelburg
in the south-west of the Netherlands.

De Uithof
Uithof
( Utrecht
Utrecht
University modern campus)

University College Utrecht

University College Utrecht

Juridische Bibliotheek (The Former Law
Law
Library, now located at Drift 27)

Student life in Utrecht

Notable alumni and faculty[edit] Main article: List of people associated with the University of Utrecht Utrecht
Utrecht
University counts a number of distinguished scholars among its alumni and faculty, including 12 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
laureates and 13 Spinoza Prize laureates. International rankings[edit]

University rankings

Global

ARWU World[9] 47

Times World[11] 68

USNWR World[12] 57

QS World[10] 109

On the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities
Academic Ranking of World Universities
list, the University of Utrecht
Utrecht
was ranked 56th in the world and the highest in the Netherlands. Its ranking has declined slightly since 2003, when it was ranked 40th. In the 2015/2016 QS World University Rankings,[13] Utrecht
Utrecht
was ranked 94th, having improved its ranking since 2004 when it was ranked 120th. In The Times Higher Education
The Times Higher Education
2014–15 World University Rankings, the university is ranked 79th.[14] See also[edit]

List of early modern universities in Europe Roosevelt Academy
Roosevelt Academy
International Honors College of Utrecht
Utrecht
University located in Middelburg, Zeeland University College Utrecht
Utrecht
International Honors College of Utrecht University located in Utrecht Utrecht
Utrecht
Network Utrecht
Utrecht
School of the Arts Utrecht
Utrecht
Summer School Utrecht
Utrecht
University of Applied Sciences (HU – Hogeschool Utrecht) Utrecht
Utrecht
School of Law
Law
Clinical Programme on Conflict, Human Rights and International Justice Codex Boreelianus Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, of which Utrecht University Library is a founding member Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research, a research institute of Utrecht
Utrecht
University in the field of molecular Life Sciences

References[edit]

^ a b c "Annual report 2014 (in Dutch)". Utrecht
Utrecht
University. Retrieved 21 October 2015.  ^ Huisstijlelementen: Kleur - website of the UU ^ Flag (with colours) - website of the UU ^ Utrecht
Utrecht
University (2017) UU jaarverslag 2016. Retrieved from: https://www.uu.nl/organisatie/profiel/cijfers-en-feiten/jaarverslag ^ "Organisation". October 29, 2014.  ^ Frade, Sofia (2016). "Ménage's Learned Ladies: Anne Dacier (1647-1720) and Anna Maria van Schurman
Anna Maria van Schurman
(1607-1678)". In Wyles, Rosie; Hall, Edith. Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198725206.  ^ "Faculties - Organisation". Utrecht
Utrecht
University. Retrieved 2017-09-03.  ^ "Faculty of Law, Economics
Economics
and Governance". Utrecht
Utrecht
University. Retrieved 2012-09-01.  ^ Utrecht
Utrecht
University Academic Ranking of the World Universities - 2017 ^ Utrecht
Utrecht
University QS World University Rankings
QS World University Rankings
2018 ^ Utrecht
Utrecht
University World University Rankings ^ [https://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/utrecht-university-505962 Utrecht
Utrecht
University US News Best Global Universities ^ " QS World University Rankings
QS World University Rankings
Utrecht
Utrecht
University". Topuniversities. Retrieved 2016-05-27.  ^ "World University Rankings Utrecht
Utrecht
University". The Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 

External links[edit]

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