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.

Spotlight
Johan Garssen
Meet Johan Garssen

Johan Garssen is Professor of Immunopharmacology of Nutrition. He is the linking pin between food and pharmacology, involved both in the university and in the business sector.

Game Research

Games allow users to practice, play, experiment, research, and learn in a safe and motivating environment. Game Research explores the possibilities. 

News

dr. Marco Spruit
20 March 2015
a 6.6 million Euro grant to a Horizon2020 project for the further development of the STRIP Assistant web application developed by Dr. Marco Spruit
Nature Communications
17 March 2015
Chemists from the University of Utrecht have developed, together with colleagues in UK and in the US, a new reusable catalyst
Sneeuwval / snowfall Antartica
16 March 2015
Polar researchers from the UU and their international colleagues have discovered that a rise in temperatures results also in an increase in snowfall
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Events

26
Mar
26 March 2015 15:00 -
Thursday 26th of March Utrecht University celebrates its 379th Dies Natalis. This year, the ceremony is themed Education.
15
Apr
15 April 2015 09:30 -
Meeting Future Food Utrecht: How can science feed the world?
7 - 10
Jul
7 July 2015 09:00 -
Summerschool Future Food Utrecht: Can Science Feed the World?
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Faculty of Science