Faculty of Science

Simulatie van het Utrechtse Jaarbeursplein
Virtual polka dots predict spectator flows for Grand Départ

Simulations in virtual environment help city of Utrecht prepare for Grand Départ

“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.

Overall Impression Faculty of Science 2014
Annual Review 2014

A number of impressive and unique achievements of our staff and students are highlighted in our annual review 2014.

See what we've achieved in the fields of education, research and valoristion & outreach and read all about our publications and our Bright minds.

Complex Systems Studies

Complex systems can be found in of the events we encounter in day to day life. Complex Systems Studies connects the most fundamental Natural Sciences with societal challenges.


Casper Hoogenraad
6 July 2015
Prof.dr. Casper Hoogenraad (Biology) is awarded the 2016 IBRO/Kemali International Prize for Research in the Field of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience.
C. elegans
2 July 2015
The discovery of Professor Sander van den Heuvel and PhD researcher Suzan Ruijtenberg was published in the leading journal Cell
Roland Geraerts en Marc van Kreveld
2 July 2015
Roland Geraerts and Marc van Kreveld have received a grant of 150,000 Euros from the STW technology foundation’s Demonstrator Programme
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Faculty of Science