Faculty of Science

“Our knowledge changes the world.”
Gerrit van Meer – Dean

Utrecht University's Faculty of Science stands for world-class research and innovative education. The faculty is the largest science faculty of the Netherlands and is home to over 4800 students and 1100 employees. The Faculty offers research expertise and opportunities across all departments, from Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Information and Computing Sciences to Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The Faculty of Science is world wide recognized for its excellent research. Among the bright minds of our faculty are a Nobel prize winner, Spinoza winners, ERC grant winners and of course we do all our research in close collaboration with social partners and the industry.

We believe it is a great privilege to pass our knowledge on to the next generations. The faculty offers a wide variety of educational programmes in both the Natural Sciences as the Life Sciences and we challenge our students to get the most out of their talents.

Roland Geraerts
Meet Roland Geraerts

Dr. Roland Geraerts is Assistant Professor at the Virtual Worlds division. Geraerts and his team have developed high-tech simulation technology and software. Currently, they are simulating crowds for the Grand Départ of the Tour de France.

Energy and resources
Future Energy & Resources

The world is constrained by climate change and increasingly resource scarcity. Future Energy & Resources explores how we can realize a sustainable energy and resource system.


Rolf Boelens
30 April 2015
The initiative called iNEXT enables European researchers to use unique, state-of-the-art infrastructures for structural biology
Future Food Utrecht
24 April 2015
On Wednesday, 15 April, around 150 students and researchers attended the kick-off meeting ‘How can Science Feed the World?’
John Craig Venter
16 April 2015
Dr Venter has developed novel approaches in genome sequencing


7 - 10
7 July 2015 09:00 -
Summerschool Future Food Utrecht: Can Science Feed the World?
Onderwijs Bètawetenschappen

Faculty of Science