In October 2016 the Executive Board of Utrecht University approved two initiatives put forward by the faculties of Humanities (GW) and Law, Economics and Governance (REBO): the UGlobe network centre and the Bachelor’s degree programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). Both initiatives will place the activities of these two inner-city faculties more firmly on the map, in the Netherlands and internationally.
UGlobe is a network centre for research, education and valorisation centred on the theme of a contested global order. UGlobe can serve as a link between the strategic themes of Institutions for Open Societies and Sustainability and enhance collaboration within the focus area of Cultures, Citizenship & Human Rights. It will also open up new opportunities for future collaboration with research partners and others within Utrecht University, including on the strategic theme of Life Sciences, but also beyond Utrecht and internationally.
The English-language Bachelor’s programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics will be a selective, interdisciplinary three-year Bachelor’s programme targeted at Dutch and international students. The programme will have a maximum annual intake of 75 students. It is closely linked to the strategic theme of Institutions for Open Societies (IOS) and UGlobe and will benefit from the research expertise in those areas.
For more information visit the UGlobe site here.