“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


14 September 2017
Project proposals of Aletta Kraneveld, Peter van der Sluijs and Andries Meijerink have been granted by the Innovatiefonds Chemie
Vijf van de zes studenten van het succesvolle Utrechtse wiskundeteam
14 September 2017
Math students from Utrecht University came home from the International Mathematics Competition five medals and an honorary mention
Spinoza laureates posing with state secretary
12 September 2017
Professors Albert Heck and Alexander van Oudenaarden were presented with the Spinoza Prize by State Secretary Sander Dekker


20 September 2017 14:30 - 15:30
PhD Defence of Louris Feitsma
25 September 2017 09:00 - 17:00
This year's Science for Life conference will take place on 25 September in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht .
25 September 2017 14:30 - 15:30
PhD defense of Niklas Gergs