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 13th place in Europe and worldwide on a shared 52nd place. Utrecht University offers 50 Bachelor’s and 169 Master’s degree programmes, many of them English-taught. The University is home to 29.755 students and 6.500 staff. Each year, more than 2000 students and researchers from abroad come to Utrecht for a short or longer time.