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.

Education at the Faculty of Science


Prof. Berend Olivier
26 April 2016
Wegens zijn uitzonderlijk grote en veelzijdige verdiensten op het gebied van de gedragsfarmacologie
Groepsfoto van professoren die meedoen aan Meet the Professor.
20 April 2016
Both the professors and the primary school pupils were very enthusiastic about 'Meet the professor'.
Twee meisjes doen scheikundeproefjes tijdens Girlsday
19 April 2016
Girlsday is an initiative of the VHTO to introduce girls to the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at a young age.


4 May 2016 10:30 - 11:30
The thesis presents the results of the analysis of azimuthal angular correlations of D mesons and charged particles with the ALICE detector.
9 May 2016 14:30 - 15:30
Defence of PhD thesis Yaser Bazargani
10 May 2016 14:30 - 15:30
Defence of PhD thesis Yeling Zhou

Faculty of Science