The Netherlands Graduate School of Urban & Regional Research (NETHUR) covers the fields of urban, regional and housing research. It is a joint initiative of the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA), Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), University of Groningen (RuG) and Utrecht University (UU) which hosts the secretariat.

NETHUR was first accredited by the Royal Academy of Science (KNAW) in 1994. Since then, NETHUR has grown into a professionally operating research school of high repute in the Netherlands and abroad.

NETHUR is dedicated to the study of cities and regions, both as built environments and as social entities. NETHUR has a dual mission: to generate a solid base of knowledge about cities and regions, and to train young scholars to conduct independent research in these fields. The collaboration within NETHUR with regard to education and research brings the scope of urban and regional studies into better perspective. 

NETHUR offers an education programme for PhD candidates and a collaborative programme of research by these candidates and their supervisors. Some 120 PhD members are currently preparing their dissertations under its auspices. In addition, a similar amount of senior members participate in NETHUR.