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.

Education at the Faculty of Science


Fungi / schimmels
26 September 2016
Research vital for insight into their functional repertoire
Sarqardliup-gletsjer in west-Groenland. Foto: Shfaqat Abbas Khan
21 September 2016
Publication in Science Advances co-authored by Bert Wouters and Peter Kuipers Munneke
Nature publication Wout Oosterheert
15 September 2016
Wout Oosterheert publishes in Nature about his research on membrane proteins.


3 October 2016 13:00 - 18:00
The annual UBC symposium on 3 October offers an interesting programme on open, reusable and reproducible data, essential for modern Life Science research.
7 October 2016 14:00 - 17:00
This networking event is open to those who are interested in interdisciplinary work in the digital humanities and digital social sciences.

Faculty of Science