With open minds, open attitudes and open science, we join forces to create tomorrow’s solutions.

Stories from within the university

  • Incluusion

    "We just add one more chair"

    Incluusion gives refugees the opportunity to enrol in university degree programmes, so they can continue the academic careers that they started in their home countries.
  • Molecuulstructuur

    Helpdesk Regenerative Medicine

    Are you looking for reliable and understandable information about regenerative medicine? The Helpdesk Regenerative Medicine is the place where you can ask your question and read answers.
    Ask your question
  • Friso Smit

    Inspiring hotspot

    “In this inspiring hotspot, companies, researchers, clinicians and students work together on groundbreaking science, which accelerates innovation.” -Friso Smit, Utrecht Science Park Foundation.
    Utrecht Science Park
  • Johanna Westerdijk

    On 10 February 1917, Johanna Westerdijk became a Professor by Special Appointment at Utrecht University. She was the first female professor in the Netherlands.

Facts and figures

  • Seven

    Our 7 faculties cover the full scientific spectrum of research and education.

  • >650

    More than 650 professors play a vital role in the development of academic education and research.

  • With almost 9.000 employees we are working towards a better world, every day.

  • We have over 210,000 alumni which we are very proud of.

Our people

  • John de Wit

    Diversity Dean

    Professor John de Wit has been appointed the second Diversity Dean at Utrecht University. Diversity is not always visible.

  • Foto van open access deskundige Jan de Boer

    Jan de Boer

    Open access expert

    Jan is a member of the Utrecht University Library Publishing Support team, and in this role he is a source of information related to questions in the field of open access and open science.

  • Portretfoto Evelyn Maurer

    Evelyn Maurer

    Contract and supplier's manager

    Our tenders run into hundreds of millions of euros. If you want to make your business operations more sustainable, tenders are a very important starting point.

  • Lothar Blom (middle) and colleagues

    Lothar Blom

    Fundraiser University Fund

    I get a lot of energy from the conversations I have with inspiring top scientists or students who work on great projects. These conversations make me notice how much talent is around at the university.


  • Studenten in een werkcollege met een laptop op tafel

    Collaborate with Utrecht University

    We form alliances, internationally as well as in our own Utrecht region, because we believe they will help us progress.
  • Onderzoekers van de Universiteit Utrecht in een laboratorium

    Partners and networks

    In both education and research, Utrecht University works in alliance with research institutes, universities, businesses, civil-society organisations.
    Partners and networks
  • samenwerkende mensen achter een beeldscherm

    Collaborate as a researcher

    Each faculty has a Research Support Office (RSO). The RSO supports researchers throughout the year in the entire process of acquiring grants.
    Research Support Offices
  • Luchtfoto van UU-gebouwen op het Utrecht Science Park

    Commissioned research and consultancy

    Commissioned research and consultancy result in innovation and economic development and help to solve societal issues.
    Research and consultancy
Promotieplechtigheid in de Senaatszaal van het Academiegebouw van de Universiteit Utrecht.

Utrecht University was founded in 1636

Tradition and history