Prizes and distinctions

Professor Bert Weckhuysen, winnaar NWO Spinozapremie 2013
Professor Bert Weckhuysen, winner NWO Spinoza Prize 2013

Many of Utrecht University's researchers rank among the best in their field internationally. They have been awarded an honorary distinction, research grant or prize for their academic achievements.

NOBEL LAUREATES

The Nobel Prize is the world's most prestigious prize in the field of science. Recipients of this prize include several scientists associated with Utrecht University.

ERC GRANTS

The European Union has set aside a substantial budget in the form of European Research Council grants to support individual outstanding researchers pursuing ground-breaking research. Many researchers at Utrecht University were awarded an ERC grant.

NWO

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is one of the main funders of Dutch science and promotes the quality of scientific research through such means as the Spinoza Prize, the Innovation Research Incentive Schemes (Veni, Vidi, Vici) and the Gravitation programme. Utrecht University has proven very successful in attracting personal research grants.

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) confers scientific and scholarly awards and administers funding schemes. One such award is the Academy Professor Prize, which was allocated to Utrecht University professor René Bernards in 2013.

News

Prof. dr. Bas van Bavel.
21 June 2019
Economic historian professor Bas van Bavel has received the NWO Spinoza Prize of 2.5 million euros, the highest scientific distinction in the Netherlands.
French conquest of Constantine 1837 (Algeria) by Horace Vernet (1789-1863). Source: Wikimedia
17 June 2019
For his paper 'No Security, Except in Destruction: Transnational Threats, International Anxieties and the French Invasion of Algiers'.
Prof. dr. José van Dijck. Foto: Ed van Rijswijk
20 May 2019
On 24 May 2019 Prof. José van Dijck will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Lund.
Dr. Evelyn Wan
25 April 2019
Evelyn Wan receives a Research Prize from the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation for her dissertation 'Clocked! Time and Biopower in the Age of Algorithms'.
Shirakawa-go, Japan
15 April 2019
The paper ‘Bright spots: seeds of a good Anthropocene’ has received the 2019 ESA Innovations in Sustainability Science Award.

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