How we are working towards a better world
- Can we end the cage age? Is the switch to cage-free housing for farm animals possible? That is what behavioral biologists, animal scientists, veterinarians and ethicists from Utrecht University investigated on behalf of the European Parliament.
- 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.
- Towards a sustainable real estate portfolio Eleven Utrecht University buildings at Utrecht Science Park have been evaluated for their sustainable performance in nine categories, and have been certified. “We take the sustainability of our real estate seriously.”
- Remote teaching Everywhere, teachers are looking for ways to continue their teaching remotely. We like to share the knowledge and experience we have built up for different types of teaching.
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.
- Arwen DeussWinner of NWO Athena Award
The Athena Award jury praises her commitment to creating an academic environment in which women can make a career: she is at the scientific top, is an inspiring mentor and is active in outreach activities.
- Lotte Henrichs and Luciel van VuurenWinners of Teacher Awards
Lotte: "Advancing equality of opportunities in education is one of the biggest issues in the system of tomorrow." Luciel adds: "I want to ensure that students want to know and want to learn." Meet two inspiring teachers.
- Robbert Jan KokProfessor of Drug Delivery Technology
"Thanks to 3D printing, we have a new way of preparing medicines on a smaller scale. This is particularly interesting for children, but also for other patients who need a particular dose."
- 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.