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.

Daniel Vanmaekelbergh
Meet Daniël Vanmaekelbergh

Professor Daniël Vanmaekelbergh is at the top of nanochemistry at Utrecht University. With nanoparticles, he makes crystals that can emit light and graphene, which could become the electronic material of the future.

Land and Water
Water, Climate and Ecosystems

What influences the climate and what effect does that have on the earth and mankind? Water appears to be the factor connecting everything. Water, Climate and Ecosystems explores forecasting future hydrological conditions on Earth.


Antarctic Ice
21 May 2015
The research was published in Science of 21 May.
Marc Baldus
18 May 2015
"Our ultimate goal is to observe these kind of protein complexes at work in the cell. With this study we made a big step in that direction"
diabetes protein aggregates
11 May 2015
Research of FOM Institute AMOLF in cooperation with Krassimir Velikov of the UU and colleagues from Mainz and Jena


26 June 2015 14:00 -
The event includes a lecture of dr. Dayna Baumeister and four short lectures PetchaKutcha-style
7 - 10
7 July 2015 09:00 -
Summerschool Future Food Utrecht: Can Science Feed the World?
Onderwijs Bètawetenschappen

Faculty of Science