The Department of Chemistry is renowned as a world class center of excellence and innovation in both research and education, fully resourced and equipped with state-of-the-art technological platforms. Research and education form an integrated whole and all our researchers are involved in teaching alongside their research programs and commitments. Vice versa, all our students are involved in cutting-edge research right from the very beginning. Our undergraduate students are enrolled in a general Chemistry BSc program or an interdepartmental program on Molecular and Biophysical Life Sciences, which prepare them for MSc programs like those on Nanomaterials Science or Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences at UU. Research in our department develops around two strategic themes; Life Science is studied in the Bijvoet Centre for Biomolecular Research and Sustainability in the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science.

The department is reaching out to scientists and students in chemistry or molecular life sciences from Ukraine to offer support, e.g. by offering lab space or otherwise. Those interested are asked to contact the head of department, Bert Klein Gebbink (
The department is also willing to consider similar requests from researchers and students who have fled Russia or Belarus.


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