Utrecht University's Faculty of Science employs many world-renowned scientists. In addition to Professors who work at the Faculty of Science, Utrecht University has specially appointed University Professors and Faculty Professors.
The Executive Board only appoints a limited number of internationally recognised scientists with a discipline-transcending vision and character as University Professors. Among other things, a University Professor is responsible for innovative research and education and plays a distinguishing role in the academic and social debate. Of all appointed University Professors, four have a background in or appointment at the Faculty of Science: