Why Utrecht Region

Utrecht Region inspires and connects people. It gives its residents and businesses space to grow. We are defined by a rare mix of accessible scale and global capacity, of history and innovation. Ample green space brings the region to life. And it’s always easy to collaborate with talented and creative minds.

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Utrecht Region has been consistently ranked as the most competitive region on the European mainland since 2010, when the European Commission launched its Regional Competitiveness Index. Utrecht Region regularly tops the index, leaving regions like Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt far behind.

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Utrecht Region is home to the Netherlands’ best research university since 2003, according to the Shanghai Ranking. A perfect mix of urban and green spaces and a thriving international community make it an ideal location for talented minds to study, work and live.

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Utrecht Region is a national transport hub and is located within 30 minutes of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with its superb international network. The region also offers outstanding accessibility to the entire European market. In addition, it has a world-class digital infrastructure.

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In choosing Utrecht Region, you join an extraordinary, collaborative community of creative talent, ambitious entrepreneurs, acclaimed research institutes and forward-thinking municipalities. We develop solutions that contribute to health and happiness in everyday urban life.

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