Faculty Club

Het is voorjaar in de Faculty Club

Rule of law and Europe

Following Part 1 of the Trilogy of the rule of law — ‘De rechter en de psychiater’ (The judge and the psychiatrist) — now comes Part 2. Where are we at with the rule of law and where are things headed? Come to the Faculty Club on 28 May and have your say. Join the discussion!


Utrecht Science Week

Utrecht Science Week is back, from 27 September to 6 October, with a varied programme of lectures, debates and tours on sustainability and healthy living. The programme also includes the Betweter Festival, the Weekend of Science and Sustainability Day. 

Festival Europa


Politics, literature, music & science

Just before the European elections, Utrecht University, together with Utrecht Library, is organising ‘Festival Europa’. With, among others, Sander Schimmelpenninck, Lise Witteman (Follow the Money), De Kiesmannen (leaders debate and comedy) and musician Blaudzun. The programme is being drawn up by three researchers from the Faculty of Law: Dave van Toor, Pauline Phoa and Hanneke van Eijken. The festival will start at 16:00 on 31 May. Access is free of charge but please sign up. Come and listen and have your say. What kind of Europe do you want?

Keep learning

Dr. Jeroen Oomen giving opening lecture at UFS summer school 2023

Utrecht Summer School

Utrecht Summer School is one of the largest academic summer schools in Europe and the programme for summer 2024 can be found at Some 165 courses will be provided for students, PhD candidates, postdocs and professionals. Everything from Humanities to Social Sciences, Art & Design to Business, Law and Economics and Life Sciences.


Summer evenings in de Gardens

The Botanic Gardens at sunset is a magical place. So, every Thursday evening in June, the Gardens will be open late. Wander through the tranquil gardens, observe the empty campus from the Rock Garden, take a seat on our terrace for a snack and a drink or settle down on the grass with a picnic hamper. Open until 22:00 every Thursday evening in June.

Science for kids

Kinderen die aan het schrijven zijn tijdens de KennisKnetters


Can you play football with robots? Why are there no dinosaurs any more? And how do you know if something is true or not? Discover the answers to these questions together with researchers during the first edition of KennisKnetters. This initiative from TivoliVredenburg is being organised in conjunction with Utrecht University and the University Museum. Do you and your children/ grandchildren, aged 8 and above, fancy a day full of discoveries, experiments and surprises? If so, put Sunday 26 May, from 12:00 to 16:00, in your diary.

Save the date

For all alumni events, please see our event calendar.