How we are working towards a better world
- Our coronavirus research The coronavirus has an enormous impact on our society. And over a long period of time. We work interdisciplinarily to combat the virus and to find solutions to the social issues that the virus brings with it.
- Where has all the plastic gone? 99 percent of all the plastics in the ocean is missing. We know it went in, but we have no clue where it’s headed. One thing is certain though: plastic is never really gone. The question is: where did it go?
- Designing classrooms for the future How we teach should determine what our learning spaces look like, not the other way around. In the project Future Learning Spaces we design new formats for the physical learning environment.
- Helping children thrive after a rough start The survival rate after premature or complicated births is higher than ever before. How can we predict, treat and eventually prevent the lifelong consequences of a rough start in life?
Facts and figures
This year, we celebrate our 385th birthday. Watch our Lustrum programme.
Our students appreciate the many options available within our 154 Master's programmes.
Every year, more than 600 Utrecht PhD candidates obtain their doctorate.
With over 35,000 students we are one of the largest Dutch universities.
- Sanli FaezThe climate helpdesk
Anyone posing a climate question to the Climate Helpdesk will receive an answer from a researcher, including a peer-reviewed response. Founder Sanli Faez and editor Arfor Houwman explain.
- Jitte JennekensMaster student in Student Cabinet
Jitte wants to contribute to a healthier world through her study of Regenerative Medicine & Technology, but she also tries to get politicians to make different choices. She does this through the Student Cabinet.
- Edwin PosScience talent 2021
The jury of New Scientist science talent 2021 praises Pos for his independence and responsibility. He is assistant professor at the Department of Ecology and Biodiversity and scientific director of the Botanical Gardens of Utrecht University.
- Louise AutarDiversity & Inclusion Award
The jury members praise Louise's commitment to diversity and inclusion, in addition to her regular teaching duties, to be special. Many colleagues are proud of Louise's contributions to diversity and inclusion.