DISCOVER Welcome to Utrecht Region! Utrecht Region marks the exact centre of the Netherlands and with its 26 municipalities and over 1.3 million inhabitants, of which 45.000 expats, it is one of smallest and most densely populated provinces in the country. And it has lots of beautiful cities and neighbourhoods for you to discover. In the heart of the province lies the city of Utrecht. With roots that go back to medieval times, Utrecht has a long and rich cultural past. It is a city where history and 21st century science easily blend. It provides a vibrant, creative, young, inspiring and international environment for realising leading innovations that help people live greener, smarter and healthier lives. Take a stroll along the lively canals in Utrecht or one of the other endearing cities and explore the countless monuments and world heritage sites the Utrecht region has to offer. And don’t forget to meet the lovely cosmopolitan people to get to know the area through their eyes.
talent and corporations are therefore naturally attracted to the region and, In the beating heart of the Netherlands in recent years, a significant increase in mobility among international lies the province of Utrecht. A region employees and students has been that offers high-quality living and documented. More and more employment, a pleasant and varied landscape, beautiful cities and towns international firms are relocating to the Netherlands and, along with Dutch as well as world-class cultural and companies, are investing in global recreational facilities. The central talent to support their business. location, easy-going character and healthy urban lifestyle make it a popular region to settle in. STUDY WORK Utrecht Region is a globally competitive destination for business and has been consistently ranked as one of Europe’s most competitive regions since the European Commission launched its Regional Competitive Index in 2010. With an open-minded business climate, a skilled workforce and global connections, the region is a hub of creativity and innovation. The region offers an attractive, sustainable environment for business and for residents to live and work. Global
Utrecht Region is also home to some of the Netherlands’ most prestigious universities and knowledge institutes, which offer a wide range of Englishtaught degree programmes and courses for you to choose from. As an international student, you will be in good company. Utrecht Region hosts more than 70,000 students, of which 3,700 are from abroad. Studying in Utrecht Region, even if it is just for a semester, will be a life-changing experience. You will discover a new city and country, make friends, absorb a different culture and maybe even learn a new language.
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