Prout is the PhD Network of Utrecht University, run by a group of enthusiastic voluntary PhD representatives from all graduate schools of the university.

We are an official organization whose main aim is to represent the interests of PhD candidates to the university, and to influence decision-making concerning PhDs. This involves regular meetings with representatives from university governing bodies, PhD councils at graduate school and faculty level, and the university council. We also maintain connections with external organizations such as PNN (the PhD candidates Network of the Netherlands) and labour unions. On this website, you can also find a PhD Guide, which provide information for new PhD candidates working at Utrecht University.

More about us, such as the list of faculty representatives and our mission and vision, can be found here. Are you interested in joining Prout? Contact one of our PhD representatives or email to info@prout.nl!

Sign up for our newsletter here.