Utrecht University developed into one of Europe’s largest and most prominent institutes of research and education. With 49 Bachelor’s programmes and 109 Master’s programmes, Utrecht University offers the broadest spectrum of disciplines available in the Netherlands, innovative research and liases with universities and research centres all over the world. The Research Institute manages Video Active for History and Culture. Over 300 researchers are employed by the Research Institute for History and Culture (Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Cultuur, OGC). They carry out research in the fields of classical antiquity and medieval culture, cultural history, art history, literature, eastern studies, international political history, socio-economic history and women’s studies. Some of this research, namely the contract research, is done on behalf of third parties. Furthermore, the OGC offers high-quality programmes, which train researchers. For example, the OGC is responsible for seven research masters and makes a number of PhD student places available each year. It also offers talented foreign researchers the opportunity to spend the last (two) year(s) of their doctoral dissertation research in Utrecht. Internationalisation is a high priority within the OGC. It has exchange contracts with a number of foreign universities including the prestigious UCLA in the United States. Moreover researchers and staff have fruitful contacts with the international scientific community.

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