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.

Our bright minds
Rene van Roij
Meet René van Roij

Blue energy, generating energy from mixing fresh water with saline water

Science for life

Science for life explores the fundamentals of life through high-level research in the biosciences, aiming at future solutions for health and environmental challenges.


26 January 2015
Farmaceutische Wetenschappen en UMC Utrecht gaan onderzoek doen naar draagbare kunstnier
22 January 2015
More than 60 mathematicians will take on the challenge of answering questions posed by businesses.
PRL Panel
20 January 2015
Temperature appears to be an excellent switch between crystalline and liquid phases of extremely small particles suspended in an oil-water mixture.
Onderwijs Bètawetenschappen

Faculty of Science