Faculty of Science

“Our knowledge changes the world.”
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 5700 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 for its excellent research. 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.

We believe it is a great privilege to pass our knowledge on to the next generations. The faculty offers a wide variety of educational programmes in both the Natural Sciences as the Life Sciences and we challenge our students to get the most out of their talents.

Education at the Faculty of Science


Nathaniel Martin
20 January 2017
Nathaniel Martin (Pharmaceutical Sciences) has been awarded a ZonMw grant of 500,000 Euros to study drug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria.
10 January 2017
More research may eventually enable the researchers to contribute to applications such as more efficient LED lighting.
NS trein
22 December 2016
Multidisciplinary team receives NWO Complexity in Transport and Logistics grant


23 January 2017 10:30 - 11:30
PhD candidate Yujuan Du studied the molecular network of redundant genes that control the position and growth of plant roots
25 January 2017 14:30 - 15:30
PhD candidate Erik Oude Blenke developed lipid nanoparticles to make siRNA therapeutics suitable for use in the human body

Faculty of Science