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.
How to help children thrive after a rough start?Scientists in Utrecht are starting to unravel the relation between brain and child development, while trailblazing new ways to reduce the lifelong consequences of a tough start in life.
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?
Our coronavirus researchThe 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.
Facts and figures
This year, we celebrate our 385th birthday. Watch our Lustrum programme.
Our students appreciate the many options available within our 155 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.
Evelyn MaurerContract- and supplier's manager
"If you want to make your business operations more sustainable, tenders are a very important starting point." As Contract- and supplier's manager at the Facility Service Centre Evelyn Maurer contributes to that development.
Robin VerstratenWinner 2021 Student Awards
In Robin's research new analytical techniques have led to the discovery of a new state of matter: the Time Glass. According to the jury: "Despite being highly specialised, the thesis is well written and carries the reader along through the use of clever examples."
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.