The research profile of the Faculty of Science builds on the scientific fundaments in the research institutes to work on various interdisciplinary societal challenges. These research themes are:
Exploring the fundamentals of life through high-level research in the biosciences, aiming at future solutions for health and environmental challenges.
Science for Life
(part of strategic theme: Life Sciences)
Bringing together fundamental research of Utrecht University related to health, behaviour and innovations for sustainable future food production.
Future Food Utrecht
(part of strategic theme: Pathways to Sustainability)
Modeling complex systems for a better understanding of the spreading of infectious diseases, climate change, networks and big data.
Employing games to allow users to practice, play, experiment, research, and learn in a safe and motivating environment.
Strengthening data driven science, with a focus on a broad variety in biological research within Utrecht Life Sciences.
Education of good quality benefits everyone: both young and old. Well-educated people are beneficial for the community.
Predicting the changing climate and its interaction with ecosystems and the world sea and land ice.
Towards a sustainable energy and resource system within a world constrained by climate change and increasingly resource scarcity.