Press relations

Journalists are invited to contact the Communications & Marketing department with any questions or requests.

Urgent requests after 17:00 and at weekends can be passed on to the staff member on duty by calling 030 253 4722

Press office

Jelle Boontje, Tel. +316 3816 9774

Science press office

Rosan Reusken, Tel. +316 3816 9776

Myrna Tinbergen, Tel. +316 4843 4784

Photography and TV recording

Requests for photography or TV recordings can also be submitted via (one of the) (science) press officers.

Information about our patients

We are regularly approached by journalists, following specific events in the news, with questions about animals treated or examined at our premises. However, without prior written consent from the owner, we never make statements about these animals. We cannot even confirm whether these animals have indeed been admitted to our care.

UU NewsUpdate

The Press Communication Department of Utrecht University publishes the digital newsletter UU NieuwsUpdate every two weeks. It covers promotions, orations, events and other newsworthy matters of Utrecht University. You can subscribe by sending an e-mail to the Press Communication Department at