At the Faculty of Science of Utrecht University, we are passionate about understanding how the world works. We encourage the exchange of ideas and insights among our community members to address global challenges in science.

We get a thrill out of advancing fundamental knowledge based on our work across six departments: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Information and Computing Sciences, and Pharmaceutical Sciences. No matter how tough the questions, colleagues and professional support are always near, as well as our world-class infrastructure. With interdisciplinary research and inspiring education we bring future innovations closer. Due to our growth we welcomed 414 new colleagues in 2022. These are our current job openings.

How we are working towards a better world

  • Weingarth group

    New antibiotic from microbial ‘dark matter’

    A new powerful antibiotic,isolated from bacteria that could not be studied before and named Clovibactin, seems capable of combating harmful bacteria and even multi-resistant ‘superbugs’.
    Publication by team science to the full
  • visual report of the breakout session Materials and Energy in 2060

    Materials and Energy in 2060

    Five speakers discussed material and energy challenges, including global resource challenges, sustainable energy and materials, and the need for radical and sustainable transformations in society.
    Explore muiltiple perspectives for the future
  • Guido van den Ackerveken with plants in lab

    Launch CropXR

    "Universities, companies and stakeholders representing the green sector feel united in contributing to our mission: making crops more resilient, sustainable, and climate-adaptive" says Guido van den Ackerveken, Scientific Director of CropXR.
    CropXR launched due to NWO contribution of 15 million euros
  • Hologram-based model allows sneak peek into pre-Big Bang events

    A new physics model could help gain more insight into the events surrounding the birth of the universe, by combining principles of holography and string theory.
    Wealth of information in smallest elementary particles

Research infrastructure

The renewed Electron Microscopy Centre (EMC) of Utrecht University was officially opened. Robbert Dijkgraaf, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, and Isabel Arends, Dean of the Faculty of Science, did so with the symbolic push of a button. The centre, which houses electron microscopes that are among the most advanced in the world, brings together a wide variety of scientific disciplines, both in life sciences and material sciences.

Our people

Are you interested in a career at the Faculty of Science? We are convinced that colleagues with different skills and perspectives make our teams stronger.