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. Within each department there are distinct institutes which focus on answering some of humanity’s most pressing problems. These institutes are further broken up into research groups: the Plant Ecophysiology group, for example, falls under the Institute of Environmental Biology in the Department of Biology.

The largest Faculty of Science in The Netherlands: 5 schools, 6 departments, 11 research institutes, 1.300 employees, 6.591 students

The Faculty of Science comprises 6 departments, 11 research institutes, 5 schools, 1.300 employees and 6.591 students. Of course we do all our research in close collaboration with social partners and the industry.

International character
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While our 1,300 staff are all passionate about their own focus areas, the Faculty also enjoys a truly multidisciplinary culture. We have 65 nationalities in our staff (including guests). Together with our 6,500 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
Faculty of Science - Grants 2010-2018

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
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Prof Bert Weckhuysen in a laboratory (photo: Kees Rutten)
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Studenten op het Utrecht Science Park