Research themes Faculty of Science
The research profile of the Faculty of Science builds on the scientific fundaments in the research institutes to work on various interdisciplinary societal challenges. These research themes are:
Exploring the fundamentals of life through high-level research in the biosciences, aiming at future solutions for health and environmental challenges.
Science for Life
(part of strategic theme: Life Sciences)
Bringing together fundamental research of Utrecht University related to health, behaviour and innovations for sustainable future food production.
Future Food Utrecht
(part of strategic theme: Pathways to Sustainability)
Modeling complex systems for a better understanding of the spreading of infectious diseases, climate change, networks and big data.
Employing games to allow users to practice, play, experiment, research, and learn in a safe and motivating environment.
Strengthening data driven science, with a focus on a broad variety in biological research within Utrecht Life Sciences.
Education of good quality benefits everyone: both young and old. Well-educated people are beneficial for the community.
Predicting the changing climate and its interaction with ecosystems and the world sea and land ice.
Energy & Resources
Towards a sustainable energy and resource system within a world constrained by climate change and increasingly resource scarcity.
Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science