Ways of collaboration

We aim to build a bridge between science and society. We are eager to provide our expertise to the government, industry and social partners.

Joint research

The collaboration between researchers of the Faculty of Science and other organisations can take many forms. For example:

  • We combine our expertise and data with that of scientists from other research organisations.
  • We develop the technologies of the future together with researchers in industry. 
  • We tackle important, complex questions together with our government.
  • And we work with social organisations to identify society’s future needs.

We work with these partners through large consortia, one-on-one projects, contract research, student internships and case-studies in educational projects.


An internship is an accessible form of collaboration in which one or more of our students work at, or with, an external party to tackle a knowledge question, assisted by a senior researcher. Visit Utrecht University’s internship website for contact information.

Job openings for science students

Utrecht University Career Services offers employers the opportunity to create a company profile and to post job openings that are suitable for students. There is also the possibility for employers to post job openings without having a company profile. Contact the Science Career Officer for more information.


If you are interested in collaborating with the Faculty of Science, we invite you to get in touch with our Research Support Office.