Corona pandemic research in Utrecht
Working for a better world
The coronavirus has an enormous impact on our society. And over a long period of time. Utrecht University is working interdisciplinarily to combat the virus and to find solutions to the social issues that the virus brings with it.
Viruses and pandemics
The corona pandemic proved a pressure cooker for knowledge development in the life sciences. Utrecht life sciences contributes to our understanding of the virus at the highest level.
Child and youth development
The corona crisis is a profound event, also in the lives of children and adolescents. What are the consequences for youth?
Society now and in the future
The corona crisis affects our behaviour, our rights and freedoms. What impact does it have on our relations, the economy, security and equality in society?
Healthy and sustainable future
The coronavirus has an impact not only on our lives today, but also on tomorrow. What does this type of virus mean for our future?
Eight of our scientists on corona
Peter Rottier, professor Virology and Infectious Diseases
Peter Rottier spent more than 40 years researching coronaviruses. His research is now more relevant than ever. He specializes in veterinary virology, molecular virology, cell biology of viral infections, and viral vaccines.
Contact: +31 30 253 2462 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Arjan Stegeman, professor Veterinary Epidemiology
Arjan Stegeman presently leads the large-scale research project 'Fighting COVID-19 in animals and humans, a one health approach'. His research area is epidemiology of infectious diseases in farmed animals aiming to elucidate mechanisms of transmission and spread and quantify the effectiveness of intervention measures.
In the media: What's the risk that animals will spread the coronavirus?
Contact: +31 30 253 1091 | email@example.com
Jan van Tartwijk, head Education and Pedagogy
Jan van Tartwijk often indicates the effect of the corona crisis on school-aged children in the media. Furthermore, he focuses on the communication processes between teacher and students, workplace learning, and testing & assessment.
Contact: +31 30 253 3910 | firstname.lastname@example.org|
Catrin Finkenauer, professor youth studies
Catrin Finkenauer is a professor in interdisciplinary social science and youth studies. She notices a clear effect of the corona crisis on the psyche and well-being of children who cannot go to school because of the crisis. Catrin's areas of expertise are child welfare, family relationships, love relationships, friendship, child abuse, and parent-child relationships.
Contact: +31 30 253 2384 | email@example.com
José van Dijck, Professor media and digital society
As an expert in the field of media techniques and digital society, José van Dijck is focused on the societal impact of the crisis in relation to digital technology. In addition, Van Dijck was one of the experts in a hearing in the Dutch House of Representatives on corona apps.
In the media: Scientists question new corona apps
Paul 't Hart, professor Public Governance
As an expert in the field of crisis communication, Paul 't Hart offers a great deal of insight into the actions of the government with regard to the corona crisis. Further areas of expertise are policy evaluation, political-administrative and administrative leadership, and public organizations.
In the media: Strategic crisis leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic | Facing the Corona crisis: challenges to political leadership
Contact: +31 30 253 6359 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Maarten Hajer, professor Urban Futures
According to Maarten Hajer, the corona crisis is an urban problem that the Netherlands is not prepared for. His areas of expertise are climate change, urban planning, sustainability, democracy and citizenship, collaborative governance, sustainable development, and smart cities.
In the media: Sustainability in times of corona
Contact: +31 30 253 5426 | email@example.com | (Twitter) @maartenhajer
Detlef van Vuuren, professor Geosciences
Detlef van Vuuren calls for this crisis to be used to restore the climate. Within his field, he focuses on the relationship between climate change and trends in global energy consumption, climate policy, and scenario development.
Contact: +31 6 11 956 484 | firstname.lastname@example.org | (Twitter) @DetlefvanVuuren
Wondering what other scientist say?
Within Utrecht University there are more experts who contribute to the fight against the coronavirus or who explain the social issues raised by the corona crisis. Click on one of the four themes and discover how our scientists contribute even more:
Researcher and interested in COVID research?
Take a look at the list of scientists of the focus area Applied Data Science of Utrecht University. On this list you will find several scientists from Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht who are involved in the application of data science in COVID-19 related research and who are open to collaborations with other researchers.