Universiteit Utrecht

Founded in 1636, Utrecht University has evolved into a modern and leading institution with a growing international reputation. The Shanghai Ranking ranks the university in the Netherlands on 1, on a shared 12th place in Europe and worldwide on a shared 53rd place.
Core values: Inspiration, ambition, independence and commitment are the core values that define both the conduct and attitude of the students and employees of Utrecht University.
Broad degree offerings: Utrecht University offers 52 Bachelor's and 178 Master's degree programmes, many of them English-taught. The University is home to 30.344 students and 7.500 staff. Each year, more than 2000 students and researchers from abroad come to Utrecht for a short or longer time.
Multi-faceted and innovative research: Utrecht University conducts fundamental and applied research in a wide array of disciplines. It wide-ranging research activity provides an inspiring basis for multidisciplinary research inside and outside the University. The University works collaboratively with the business sector to undertake societally relevant and innovative research.
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The exposome: cracking the science about what makes us sick (Coursera)

Sep 27th 2021
The exposome: cracking the science about what makes us sick (Coursera)
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What are the causes of disease? We know that most diseases result from a combination of genes and environment (nature and nurture). Our genes alone do not determine our fate. For most complex diseases, externalities - environmental factors in the broad sense - are more important. This includes our [...]
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Ebola: Essential knowledge for health professionals (Coursera)

March 2014 marked the starting point of the largest outbreak of Ebola virus disease in history. Although the disease seems to be on a decrease, we are not there yet and new outbreaks will surely emerge. New efforts to combat the outbreak are necessary. This is why we developed [...]
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Inequality and Democracy (Coursera)

Most countries are getting more and more unequal. But the core of democracy is political equality: that everyone should have an equal say in how their country is run. Can we really expect these things to go together? Can people have equal political power while economic inequality grows and [...]
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Understanding child development: from synaps to society (Coursera)

In this course, we dive into the topic of child development. You will learn that child development is complex and is influenced by a surprisingly rich number of factors at many different levels of organization. You will see that development can be studied in various domains and at various [...]
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Human Rights for Open Societies (Coursera)

Human rights are under pressure in many places across the globe. Peaceful protests are violently quashed. Voting is tampered with. And minorities are often excluded from decision-making. All of this threatens the ideal of an open society in which each of us can be free and participate equally. A [...]
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Unravelling solutions for Future Food problems (Coursera)

Our society depends on the availability of food and accessibility to it. According to the United Nations nearly 800 million people are hungry and on the other hand, over 650 million people are obese. While many people in developing countries experience food shortage, in industrialized countries people are [...]
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Clinical Epidemiology (Coursera)

Evidence forms the basis of modern medicine. Clinical research provides us with this evidence, guiding health professionals towards solutions to problems that they face in daily practice. Transferring existing problems in medical practice to a research setting is a challenging process that requires careful consideration. The practice of clinical [...]
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Professionalism in an era of change (Coursera)

In this course we aim to provide you with an insight into how recent societal and technological developments have changed the work of professionals in a variety of professional domains and how this in turn affects professionalism. The course highlights core themes, discusses main insights and theories, raises questions [...]
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Public Privacy: Cyber Security and Human Rights (iversity)

Wild, wild web: Is the Internet a lawless no man’s land? Based on the recent public debate on data protection and massive privacy infringements, this course will explore the connection between cyber security and international human rights.
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