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In the new strategy ‘UMC Utrecht 3.0’ research is concentrated in six programs with each a limited number of disease targets. Patient care is integrated in these programs. A relentless multidisciplinary approach guarantees patients benefit from the latest available expertise and innovative technological solutions. Interaction with patients and society creates an ‘innovation loop’ where societal issues guide scientific research and where scientific results quickly move from bench to bedside.

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University Medical Center Utrecht
With over a 1,100 beds and more than 11,000 employees the University Medical Center Utrecht is one of the largest academic centers in the Netherlands. Patient care and biomedical research are closely linked, which creates an environment where scientific advancements quickly move from bench to bedside. Advancements that improve patients lives and that matter internationally.
The scientific output from the UMC Utrecht has a 1.68 citation score between 2007 and 2010/11. This implies a scientific impact 68% higher than world average. The faculty of medicine from Utrecht University, which transferred five degree programs to UMC Utrecht, comprises over 3,500 bachelor and master students in medicine, biomedical sciences and clinical health sciences.

Utrecht Life Sciences
The University Medical Center Utrecht finds itself in the middle of a vibrant biomedical research community: Utrecht Life Sciences. This represents a strategic alliance in education, research and entrepreneurship in the domain of the life sciences in the Utrecht area, located in the very heart of the Netherlands. Within Utrecht Life Sciences all Master's and PhD programmes are combined in the Graduate School of Life Sciences. The ‘Utrecht Science Park’ houses twenty smaller and several larger spin off companies. Other members of the alliance include Utrecht University, the Hubrecht Institute, the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and the companies Genmab and Danone.

The City of Utrecht
Utrecht is the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, with a population of nearly 300,000. Utrecht’s central location in the Netherlands makes it an attractive city to live in and a favorable site for enterprise. The historic inner city, with its canals and cellars along the wharves, ancient churches and cathedral tower give the city a distinctive charm.
Around 65,000 students are enrolled in higher education in Utrecht. Thanks to the many educational institutes in Utrecht, the population is young and highly qualified. Utrecht has the largest educated labor force in the Netherlands. 
Find out all about the professors of UMC Utrecht. Read detailed profiles of professors active in all areas of research.