Operational management

The core business of the Faculty of Science is research and education. Operational management facilitates this.

Employees can find more information and contact information on the intranet.

Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs supports the board of the faculty and the departments with strategy, policy, and operational activities. The boards are supported by a board secretary, one or multiple management assistants, and in some departments also by an operational management coordinator.


The Communications department offers expert advice in Educational Marketing, Internal and external communication, Online communication and Design.

Contact information press and media.

Facility Management & Housing

Facility Management & Housing ensures that appropriate facilities are available for teaching, research and services within the Faculty of Science. Facility Management & Housing has two main teams: Health, Safety & the Environment and Housing.

Finance & Control

Finance & Control supports the financial process in the Faculty of Science, in particular the budgetting and reporting process. The department consists of departmental controllers, project controllers and project administrators.

Human Resources

The Human Resources department advises, guides and supports the faculty and departments in the field of personnel and organisation. This varies from employability at an individual level (appointment, personal development or guidance in case of absence) to – at a more strategic level – long-term personnel planning and organizational development.

Current vacancies


ICT-Bèta is concerned with IT-specific support of Education, Research, and faculty Services. Our aim is to be flexible, to share knowledge, and to provide efficient and effective solutions to posed problems. ICT-Bèta provides support in co-operation with the University Information and Technology Services (ITS).

Scientific Instrumentation

The expertise of Scientific Instrumentation is formed by the departments Engineering, Production, Service & Maintenance and the Glass Workshop.

Read more about Scientific Instrumentation.

Education and Student Affairs

The Education & Student Affairs department aims to provide support for any practical matters involving education. Both students and staff can contact Student Services to deal with issues such as time-tabling, academic advice, study guides and programme enrolment.

Contact information for students

Education Policy

The Educational Policy department has three policy teams that support the programme directors of the Schools: the Undergraduate School, the Graduate School of Natural Sciences, the School of Pharmacy and the Graduate School of Life Sciences. These teams work together, both visibly and behind the scenes, to provide the best possible support to students, lecturers, programme directors, programme managers, programme coordinators and various committees and school-wide structures within education, such as examination committees and programme committees. The department works closely with the departments of Education and Student Affairs, Communication and ICT.

Contact information for employees and lecturers (intranet)

Research and Valorisation Policy

The Research and Valorisation Policy department consists of three teams (policy, project management and research support) that support and advise the board and researchers in research and valorisation. 

The policy team supports the faculty board in areas such as open science, research quality assurance, PhD policy and sector plans.

On 1 January 2024, the Project Management team started. The project managers support large externally funded research projects, such as Zwaartekracht and NWA projects, as well as interdisciplinary projects and communities within UU and the strategic themes. Researchers can contact the team if they are (potentially) awarded a project for which there are funds to appoint a project manager. The project management team can be contacted at science.projectmanagement@uu.nl.

The Research Support Office (RSO) supports researchers with information on grant opportunities and advice and with preparing applications and contracts. The RSO is also the first point of contact for research valorisation or impact activities. The RSO can put researchers in touch with the right partners (such as Utrecht Holdings) for knowledge protection (e.g. patents) and business development. The faculty's RSO can be reached at science.rso@uu.nl.