How we are working towards a better world
Participate. Contribute. You are welcome.Our world is changing rapidly. The global issues we are facing are complex in nature. They are not restricted to one generation or continent and cannot be resolved based on a single perspective. It is time to issue an open invitation to all.
Immune system as unique as fingerprint or DNAA Utrecht research team, led by biochemist Albert Heck, discovered that every person appears to have a completely unique immune system. This could help explain why , for example, corona vaccines appear to be less effective for some people.
Energy of the futureWe are on the eve of a true energy revolution. From electricity to heat, storage and transport. What changes are needed in the coming years in order to generate and use new energy?
Strong increase in Utrecht research on SDGsResearch into the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is showing strong annual growth at Utrecht University and covers all SDGs. This is shown in an analysis by eight scientists.
Facts and figures
This year, we celebrate our 385th birthday. Watch our Lustrum programme.
Our students appreciate the many options available within our 160 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.
Tessa ScharringhausenDirector Utrecht Holdings
The Knowledge Transfer Office wants Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht to be able to make an impact with everything that is discovered and invented. Tessa and her team contribute by bringing societal relevant research to the market.
Chris Schneijdenberg, Hans Meeldijk & Savannah TurnerElectron Microscopy Centre
The tight group of the Electron Microscopy Centre at Utrecht University is devoted to the development and application of electron microscopy methodologies for life sciences, geosciences, and materials sciences research.
Erik van SebilleTaught his students how to write for Wikipedia
The corona measures challenged Erik to come up with different and more engaging forms of assessment. The result? His students wrote 40 brand new Wikipedia articles on oceanography, as part of their course assignment.
José van DijckSpinoza Prize winner 2021
José is Professor of Media and Digital Society and a top player in the international field of media studies. And now she receives the highest scientific distinction in the Netherlands: a Spinoza Prize of 2.5 million euros.