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


Publicatie Merel Soons
14 October 2016
Publication by Merel Soons et al. in Functional Ecology
Optische Lieb-rooster
13 October 2016
Bosons in an optical ‘egg box’ lattice form an interesting topological system
Beeld van een katalysator – verkregen met elektronenmicroscopie – waarin koperdeeltjes van 10 nanometer zichtbaar worden zoals sterren in het heelal.
5 October 2016
Utrecht University chemistry researchers publish their results in Nature Communications


26 October 2016 16:15 - 17:15
Defence of PhD thesis Y. Santa Ana Tellez
26 October 2016 17:00 - 18:00
Can robots really grasp human emotions?

Faculty of Science