Research in the strategic theme Dynamics of Youth is organised along four main thematic pillars that are inspired by societal relevant issues. Within these, several research projects are running.

Researchers from all faculties of Utrecht University cooperate within Dynamics of Youth to integrate knowledge to open up new insights into the factors that influence child development. The ChildResearchCenter Utrecht is part of Utrecht University and Dynamics of Youth. Here, research is conducted into child behaviour, the development of children's brains and the effect of the environment on behaviour and brain development.