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We’re beyond proud to say that the European Union has once again named Utrecht as Europe’s most competitive region. Over 70 indicators – including macroeconomic stability, infrastructure, health, education, human capital, market size, technological readiness, business sophistication, and innovation – are used to compare regions across Europe. In fact, Utrecht has consistently achieved top marks in the three-yearly Regional Competitiveness Index, or RCI, and more than measures up against regions such as Paris and Stockholm.

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Cycling city in the world with the biggest bicycle parking


World’s best Geography University (Shangai ranking)


Most competitive region in Europe
Best comprehensive wellbeing policy in The Netherlands
Utrecht is building upon the science of the Blue Zones
Utrecht region residents experience good health
of all Dutch Medical & Pharma R&D is based in Utrecht
of jobs in the Utrecht region contribute to a healthy society

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Did you know that 49,3% of people in Utrecht actively contribute to creating a healthier, more sustainable society through their work? There are so many stories to tell, we can’t possibly list them all. But we’d like to try! And so, we’d love it if you shared your story with us right here.

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If you’re working on something that is making the world a better place, then now’s the time to showcase it! Make sure it meets below criteria, upload the supporting information, and simply click ‘submit’ to join the Utrecht Heart of Health community.


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