Our knowledge changes the world.
Gerrit van Meer
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 5900 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  as a research powerhouse. 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.

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 students acquire 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 and founded on a fundamental basis. This enables researchers to work on solutions to complex social problems in the area of sustainability and combating diseases. Even the most fundamental research of the faculty is, either directly or indirectly, the driving force behind the changes in the future. 

The Faculty of Science has a Social Advisory Council with members from the business community, social organisations and politics. They help the Faculty Board to compare its strategy to the outside world.