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


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20 February 2020
The laureates are allowed to put together their own research centre. The maximum amount of the grant is 1.5 million euros.
Dog reading newspaper on toilet
19 February 2020
Human doses of medicines are estimated based on animal models. Humans might be animals, but are animals human enough?
14 February 2020
Coastal protection: even in the near term.sea-level rise due to Antarctic ice sheet melting could become a major risk


20 February 2020 16:00 - 17:00
Debye colloquium by prof. dr. Atsushi Urakawa from the Department of Chemical Engineering of Delft University of Technology.
24 February 2020 10:00 - 15:00
Three workshops (in DUTCH!) will take place in Utrecht in which the responsible further use of human tissue and data will be taken one step further
26 February 2020 12:45 - 13:45
PhD defence of P. Koukos MSc (Bètawetenschappen / NMR Spectroscopy).
Faculty of Science Utrecht University