About the Faculty of Science

At the Faculty of Science there are 6 departments to make a fundamental connection with: Biology, Chemistry, Information and Computing Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics. Each of these is made up of distinct institutes which work together to focus on answering some of humanity’s most pressing problems. More fundamental still are the individual research groups – the building blocks of our ambitious scientific projects.

Kaart van Nederland met cijfers over de faculteit: 5 Schools, 6 departments, 7428 students, 1598 employees, 11 research institutes

The Faculty of Science comprises 6 departments, 5 schools, 11 research institutes, more than 1.300 employees and over 6.500 students. Of course we do all our research in close collaboration with social partners and the industry.

International character

globe with figures representing 75 different nationalities within our staff

While our staff members are all passionate about their own focus areas, the faculty also enjoys a truly multidisciplinary culture. We have 75 nationalities in our staff (including guests). Together with our students we are all defining, studying and sharing the insights of the future. Our bright minds are ambitious and overlapping and we know that working together is the only way to connect all the dots.

Bright minds

2010-2020 grants: 5 Spinoza Winners, 9 ERC advanced grants, 12 ERC starting grants, 10 ERC consolidator grants, 61 VENI laureates, 35 VIDI laureates, 13 VICI laureates

Among the bright minds of our faculty are a Nobel prize winner, Spinoza winners and ERC grant winners. When it comes to acquiring funding, all of our scientific staff can call upon the services of the Research Support Office whose job it is to make securing funding for scientific projects easy. 

Faculty impression

  • Aerial photo USP
  • Universiteitsbibliotheek USP
  • Prof Bert Weckhuysen in a laboratory (photo: Kees Rutten)
  • Minnaert
  • Universiteitsbibliotheek Utrecht
  • Koningsbergergebouw
  • Studenten op het Utrecht Science Park