Embarking on a career at our faculty is about sharing science with people with diverse backgrounds, disciplines and viewpoints.
You are the fundamental connection between excellent research and inspirational education. You play a crucial role in our quest to advance scientific research and to encourage curiosity through inspirational education.
As one of Europe’s leading universities, we are renowned for our innovative interdisciplinary research and our emphasis on high-quality education. We are equally well known for our familiar atmosphere and close-knit scientific community. This fundamental connection attracts researchers, professors, and PhD candidates from all over the globe – making our campus truly international and wonderfully diverse.
Reasons to work at the Faculty of Science
For multiple reasons, people with all types of backgrounds work in the Faculty of Science at Utrecht University. Do we also offer the right circumstances for your future work happiness? Watch and read the stories of some of our colleagues to find out what makes them happy.
Every day I work with loads of different people and I learn a lot from them all
Spinoza Prize for plant protection research
The highest award in Dutch academia, the Spinoza Prize, has been awarded to Utrecht University researcher Corné Pieterse. The prize comprises a 2.5 million euro funding, provided by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).
Pieterse's research team concentrates on how plants protect themselves, and the role of microbes that live on the roots of plants. This topic is increasingly relevant, because every year, more than a quarter of all harvests worldwide are lost due to plant diseases and plagues.