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.


Sjors Martens
28 January 2016
The ten interdisciplinary teams that received a seed money grant within the focus area Game Research presented themselves on 21 January.
Marijn van Huis
27 January 2016
Two million Euros for being the first to produce live atomic-level resolution images of how nanomaterials are formed in a solution.
Prof. Ieke Moerdijk
27 January 2016
Ieke Moerdijk is looking forward to working with new young colleagues and bringing together different users of mathematics across the university


9 February 2016 16:15 -
PhD defence Abhinav Pandey
17 February 2016 12:45 -
PhD defence Joao Mestre Fernandes da Silva
18 February 2016 16:15 -
This new series kicks off with presentations by Pim Huijnen (cultural history) and Arno Siebes (algorithmic data analysis).
Education at the Faculty of Science

Faculty of Science