In 2015, the UN set 17 global goals, the so-called Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs) for the year 2030, “a universal call to action to end poverty,
protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity”.
Although these challenges are global, their impact manifests itself on a local
An inspiring challenge for HU UAS Utrecht is to educate self-confident
(upcoming) professionals who contribute to the realization of these global
goals by creating local impact. In our opinion such professionals are socially
involved, cope with complexity, think systemic and work trans-disciplinary.
Furthermore, they ‘mix and match’ personal, societal and professional
development, which will not be confined to formal education but lasts a
This complex challenge forges us to transform our thinking about education
and how to organize learning, and about how, where and with whom we
educate. UAS’s will have to cooperate with private, public and research
partners and create communities in which all participants work, learn and
develop themselves while facing new challenges.