UCR has many international and local teaching and research collaborations and is also strongly connected to the province of Zeeland and Utrecht University. This is also reflected in the strong belief that facing humanity’s challenges requires a focus on both the local places in which they are experienced and a truly global approach to understanding and answering them.

Our greatest capital in joining the global and the local is that our students come from over 50 different nations and live and study together. Discussing challenges of sea level rise, migration, world trade agreements and more, in a classroom with students from a dozen different countries offers an entirely different—and much stronger—context for learning than a less diverse setting would. We offer courses in world history, world literature, Asian religion, anthropology, human rights law, international relations, modern languages and culture, sustainability, energy transition — and so much more.

Apart from a complete semester abroad on exchange, you may do shorter earth science fieldwork in the Eiffel mountains, follow an archaeology workshop in Athens, join an art history excursion to Rome, or work with indigenous communities in North America and Canada.

Our international community in Middelburg is our base, but the world is our home.
Former Dean prof. Bert van den Brink (2017-2023)

Community Engaged Learning

UCR welcomes collaborations with local and global partners. We are especially interested in working together with partners from the community on societal challenges that influence all of us. Within our educational program this takes the form of community engaged learning (CEL), where students work together with a  variety of stakeholders.

For example, our students have worked with elementary schools, elderly care centers and the local food bank.

If you or your organization could benefit from a partnership with us, please fill out the form and we will be in touch with you to see how we can strengthen each other.

Roosevelt Junior

Roosevelt Junior

Roosevelt Junior is the successor of the Wetenschapsknooppunt Zeeland (“Science Junction”), which was established by the University College Roosevelt in 2012 and is geared towards bringing science into primary schools in Zeeland. Roosevelt Junior targets schools in the region, therefore, further information will be listed in Dutch below.

Roosevelt Junior is de opvolger van het Wetenschapsknooppunt Zeeland (WKZ) dat eind 2012 werd opgericht door de University College Roosevelt met als doel om wetenschap en basisonderwijs met elkaar te verbinden. Universiteiten vormen het fundament van de kennismaatschappij die Nederland in toenemende mate wordt. Aan de basis van de Nederlandse onderwijsketen staat het basisonderwijs. Het is dus belangrijk om kinderen al op jonge leeftijd kennis te laten maken met wetenschap. Roosevelt Junior doet dit rechtstreeks door activiteiten te organiseren voor kinderen binnen en buiten het klaslokaal, maar ook door samen te werken met docenten en (studenten op) de PABO.

Een belangrijke activiteit van Roosevelt Junior is het Kids College. Kids Colleges zijn woensdagmiddaglezingen voor kinderen uit de groepen 6, 7 en 8 in de regio over wetenschap in de breedste zin van het woord. In deze colleges komen kinderen op een laagdrempelige en boeiende manier in aanraking met wetenschap.

Voor meer informatie over Roosevelt Junior kunt u per e-mail contact opnemen met de projectcoördinator, Marieke van de Laar, via