About us

World-class research and innovative education

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 6500 students and about 1300 employees. The Faculty offers research expertise and opportunities across all departments, from Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Information and Computing Sciences to Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The Faculty of Science is world wide recognized  as a research powerhouse. Among the bright minds of our faculty are a Nobel prize winner, Spinoza winners, ERC grant winners. Of course we do all our research in close collaboration with social partners and the industry.

Fundamental knowledge, with a connection to society

The Faculty of Science sets great store by having a connection with society. In the area of education, this means that our students acquire both scientific knowledge and skills and are prepared for the changing demand on the labour market. Research of the Faculty of Science is clustered in themes relevant to society and founded on a fundamental basis. This enables researchers to work on solutions to complex social problems in the area of sustainability and health. We believe that even the most fundamental research of our Faculty is, either directly or indirectly, a driving force behind the changes in the future.