Passing our knowledge on to the next generations

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 6000 students and about 1300 employees. The Faculty offers research expertise and opportunities across all departments: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Information and Computing Sciences, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The Faculty of Science is recognised globally for its excellent research. Among the bright minds of our faculty are a Nobel prize winner, Spinoza winners, and ERC grant winners. In our research, we seek close collaboration with social partners and 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 Natural Sciences and Life Sciences, and we challenge our students to get the most out of their talents.

Education at the Faculty of Science


21 October 2019
First mural portrays Buys Ballot (1817-1890), Professor at Utrecht University, who was the first to experimentally prove the Doppler effect.
17 October 2019
Researchers scientifically confirmed the presence in Colombia of the fungus that causes Panama disease in Cavendish bananas.
11 October 2019
The Italian president presented the award yesterday to the young chemistry researcher.


17 - 28
Oct Nov
17 October 2019 16:00 - 28 November 2019 18:00
In three/four short afternoon sessions you are informed and inspired how to make the most of the coming years of your PhD track
23 October 2019 16:15 - 17:15
PhD defence of Kevin Klein
Faculty of Science Utrecht University