Utrecht Young Academy welcomes nine new members

The Utrecht Young Academy (UYA) has selected nine new members. The UYA connects young academics from Utrecht University who have obtained their PhD less than eight years ago to exchange critical perspectives on academia, policy, and society in Utrecht and beyond.

This year, potential candidates could be nominated by deans, education vice-deans, directors of strategic programmes, PhD-councils, and former and current members of the Jonge Akademie – KNAW. The members of UYA come from various backgrounds and disciplines. This allows members to become familiar with each other's fields of expertise and enables them to discuss important topics like interdisciplinarity and science policy. Members can start projects together to organise a variety of activities for scholars, students, and the public. We look forward to the exciting new ideas and contributions of our nine new members. 

Members are appointed for a period of 5 years. Next year, eligible candidates (having obtained their PhD less than 8 years ago) can nominate themselves and directly apply for an UYA membership.

Congratulations to our new members:




Sanne Akerboom

Law, Economics and Governance

Katharine Fortin


Edwin Pos


Danny Broere

Social Sciences

Reine van der Wal


Margreet van Es


Dorothea Gädeke

Veterinary Medicine

Jorke Kamstra


Inge Stegeman