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.

Marjolein Dijkstra
Meet Marjolein Dijkstra

Colloidal particles can have different exotic shapes and interactions. Marjolein Dijkstra is Professor of Computer Simulations of Soft Condensed Matter. She uses computer simulations of these particles to study physical phenomena.

Integrative Bioinformatics

To further strengthen and promote bioinformatics research within the Utrecht Life Sciences domains, the Utrecht Bioinformatics Center offers a strong community for all life science and sustainability researchers.


Een van de gestolen manuscripten
24 July 2015
PhD candidate Hüseyin Şen (Mathematics) discovered two 13th-century manuscripts that had been missing from a library in Konya, Turkey
Faculteit Bètawetenschappen Universiteit Utrecht
17 July 2015
Veni grants for Bas de Boer, Stefan Ligtenberg, Gareth Whiting and Jovana Zecevic
Partnerschap helpt geneesmiddelen van kleine bedrijven de markt op
15 July 2015
The professors will employ innovative digital history methods for research on the development of Dutch drug policies from 1945


1 September 2015 14:30 -
The Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences was founded in 1815
14 September 2015 13:00 -
Annual symposium of the UBC
9 November 2015 08:30 -
Science for Life represents internationally leading scientists from the four Life Sciences institutes of the Faculty of Science
Onderwijs Bètawetenschappen

Faculty of Science