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.
Animal-free science next levelAnimal-free innovations offer new ways to learn about life and take our science to the next level, without the use of test animals.
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.
Maarten FlinkenflögelPolicy advisor research
Research policy advisor Maarten Flinkenflögel focuses on impact and valorisation. "For me, valorisation is making use of scientific knowledge in society. I do this work to help researchers make a difference."
Frank MiedemaProfessor in Open Science
With his book Open Science: The Very Idea Prof. Frank Miedema, according to former Minister Jet Bussemaker, punctures the myth of the selfless scientist and succeeds in getting people to look at science from a common sense perspective.
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.
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.