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 5900 students and 1400 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


Een van de stukken Durvillaea-zeewier die vorig jaar op een Antarctisch strand werden aangetroffen (King George Island, 2017). Foto: Erasmo Macaya
16 July 2018
An unexpected discovery by an international research team shows antarctic ecosystems are more vulnerable than assumed.
Prof. Ferdi Engels
11 July 2018
With this new chair and Ferdi Engels’ appointment Utrecht University underlines its ambition to become more diverse and inclusive.
UMCU medewerkers praten met een patiënte
11 July 2018
Research project ‘MyOwnResearch’, including Utrecht University professors Aletta Kraneveld and Alex Schönhuth, has been awarded a grant of 2.6 million Euros.


26 - 29
26 August 2018 17:00 - 29 August 2018 17:00
International conference aiming to facilitate scientific exchange between early-career researchers
27 August 2018 14:30 - 15:30
PhD defence Natália Menezes Silva Da Costa
29 August 2018 10:30 - 11:30
PhD defence Fawaz Alharbi
Faculty of Science Utrecht University