High quality fundamental research with a keen eye for application.

Utrecht Research Institute for Information and Computing Sciences

In our modern society, the digital and physical worlds are tightly intertwined. They interact with each other even in the smallest aspects of our daily lives. This results in many conveniences, but it’s also a constant source of new – and often fundamental – challenges in the field of information and computing sciences.

In our constantly changing (digital) society, the Utrecht research Institute for Information and Computing Sciences researches both novel and feasible ways to push the frontiers in science and applications. This makes us scientifically and socially relevant.


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22 June 2016
Four UU students have developed a game in which you can play on a large screen against other players, using your own smartphone as a game controller.
Presentation by Marries van de Hoef
15 June 2016
Marries van de Hoef has won a Bright Minds award for the interdisciplinary aspects of his work.
Gerard Barkema
14 June 2016
As of 1 June 2016, Prof. Gerard Barkema was appointed Professor of Simulation of Complex Systems at the Department of Computer Science.
Game Research CLICKNL presentation by Jan Dirk Fijnheer
10 June 2016
PhD candidate Jan Dirk Fijnheer has developed a game that teaches players in a fun way to save electricity and gas at home.
Project: Close Encounters
20 May 2016
EU ambassadors experience games for green, healthy, and smart region