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.

Gert Storm
Meet Gert Storm

Pharmaceutical scientist Gert Storm works on the design, research and testing of targeted nanomedicines. "A drug that combats kidney problems should not end up at the lungs."

A day about Future Food

On Sunday 13 September, the Utrecht Botanic Gardens organizes a day about Future Food. Researchers of Future Food Utrecht will present different research themes and promising solutions.


9 September 2015
On 9 September, Marcel Kooij will defend his dissertation on the influence of telephone contact on therapy adherence in different medication
Thomas Peitzmann
21 August 2015
The mass of an atomic nucleus is equal to the mass of it’s anti-particle, the anti-nucleus.
Faculty of Science
18 August 2015
Utrecht University placed 45th in ranking Natural Sciences and Mathematics


13 September 2015 10:00 -
Science and society meet
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