Faculty of Science

“Our knowledge changes the world.”
Gerrit van Meer – Dean

Utrecht University's Faculty of Science stands for world-class research and innovative education. The faculty is the largest science faculty of the Netherlands and is home to over 5700 students and 1400 employees. The Faculty offers research expertise and opportunities across all departments, from Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Information and Computing Sciences to Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The Faculty of Science is world wide recognized for its excellent research. Among the bright minds of our faculty are a Nobel prize winner, Spinoza winners, ERC grant winners and of course we do all our research in close collaboration with social partners and the industry.

We believe it is a great privilege to pass our knowledge on to the next generations. The faculty offers a wide variety of educational programmes in both the Natural Sciences as the Life Sciences and we challenge our students to get the most out of their talents.

Education at the Faculty of Science


10 January 2017
More research may eventually enable the researchers to contribute to applications such as more efficient LED lighting.
NS trein
22 December 2016
Multidisciplinary team receives NWO Complexity in Transport and Logistics grant
Nathaniel Martin
20 December 2016
Pharmaceutics researcher Nathaniel Martin receives an ERC Consolidator Grant for combating antibiotic resistance


19 January 2017 15:00 - 17:00
On January 19 Hartmut Koenitz will discuss his past and current projects relating to interactive storytelling.
23 January 2017 10:30 - 11:30
PhD candidate Yujuan Du studied the molecular network of redundant genes that control the position and growth of plant roots

Faculty of Science