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


Left: previously constructed image of the Antarctic bedrock. Right: a much more detailed image of the same area, constructed with the new technique.
12 December 2019
A sharper image of the Antarctic bedrock will improve our ability to predict future loss of mass from the ice sheet.
Credit: Ian Joughin, University of Washington
10 December 2019
A team of 89 polar scientists from 50 international organisations have produced the most complete picture of Greenland ice loss to date.
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10 December 2019
The European Research Council has awarded the latest ERC Consolidator Grants; six of them will go to Utrecht University and one to UMC Utrecht.


12 December 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Debye colloquium by prof. dr. Jana Roithová from the Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University.
16 December 2019 10:30 - 11:30
PhD Defence of G. Fiorucci BSc
16 December 2019 12:45 - 13:45
PhD Defence of L. Zhou
Faculty of Science Utrecht University