Mission and vision

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

Our mission is to represent the interests of all PhD candidates towards Utrecht University.
We aim to influence decision-making within the university, based on input from PhDs, through direct contact with the Rector Magnificus and the University Council. At the same time we inform PhD candidates about relevant issues both at university and national level.

We strive for an ideal environment in which young academics can release their full personal and academic potential. Key aspects are research quality, rather than quantity, and a secure position for the PhD candidate as an employee of Utrecht University.