News Utrecht University

 Penance in Medieval Europe, 600-1200 - Rob Meens
28 August 2014
In his new book 'Penance in Medieval Europe, 600-1200', Rob Meens sets the rituals of penance and confession in their social and historical contexts.
150 years of Heineken: Brewery, brand, and family - Keetie Sluyterman & Bram Bouwens
14 August 2014
'150 years of Heineken: Brewery, brand, and family' describes the national and international expansion of the Gerard Heineken's brewing company.
17 July 2014
Researchers Bart Spee and Niels Geijsen seek to produce healthy liver cells from the body’s own cells to hopefully cure liver diseases.
Prof. dr. Leonard Rutgers
7 July 2014
Prof. Leonard V. Rutgers has received a € 750,000 grant for the project 'Reconfiguring Diaspora: The Transformation of the Jewish Diaspora in Late Antiquity'.
7 July 2014
On 1 July a consortium of research institutes received 12 million euros for the development of a digital infrastructure for the humanities: CLARIAH.
Prof. dr. Keimpe Algra
30 June 2014
As of 1 July Prof. Keimpe Algra will be Faculty Professor. His appointment concerns the new chair in History of ancient philosophy and science.
European Research Council
10 June 2014
Dr Umar Ryad has been awarded a ERC Starting Grant to investigate islamic intellectuals in the interwar period.
5 June 2014
Emanuel Overbeeke (Musicology) will receive the Ina Damman Award 2014 for his dedication to the Dutch writer Simon Vestdijk and his work.
Frits van Oostrom
23 May 2014
Frits van Oostrom receives an honorary doctorate for his contributions in making Dutch medieval literature accessible for a large audience.
Dr Irene van Renswoude (Photo Huygens ING)
9 May 2014
Dr. Irene van Renswoude is one of the five exemplary researchers who receive the Heineken Young Scientists Award for Historical Sciences in 2014.
30 April 2014
The brains of both speakers and listeners take language predictability into account, a team of neuroscientists has found.
James Joyce (Wikimedia Commons)
23 April 2014
This spring the University Library City Centre hosts a unique James Joyce exposition.
Symposium Neurogenetics of Language and Cognition
22 April 2014
In The Joint Centre, the UU-UMCU and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) collaborate in the study of language, mind and brain.
Prof. dr. Ellen Gerrits
22 April 2014
Dr. Ellen Gerrits has been appointed as extraordinary professor Speech Therapy Science (Logopediewetenschap) at the Faculty of Humanities.
Leo Lousberg
8 April 2014
Leo Lousberg (alumnus Musicology and Medieval Studies) is the winner of the Utrecht History Award 2014 (Utrecht Geschiedenisprijs 2014).