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

Matthias Kramm
14 December 2018
Matthias Kramm has won the Denis Goulet Memorial Prize 2018 for his paper 'Capability and Habit'.
8 November 2018
She got the prize for her thesis on “Human Rights and Climate Change.
Ellen Sterk, winnares van de AkzoNobel Afstudeerprijs voor Chemie en Procestechnologie 2018
6 November 2018
The KHMW has named Ellen Sterk as the winner of the AkzoNobel Graduation Prize for Chemistry and Process Technology 2018.
honours
18 October 2018
Tijdens de Opening van het Academisch Honours Jaar op maandag 15 oktober is dr. Adri Thomas verkozen tot Honoursdocent van het Jaar.
A historical painting from Hasht Behesht palace, Isfahan, Iran, from 1669. Source: Wikimedia
5 October 2018
Dr Mohsen Mohammadi has won a Certificate of Merit for his PhD dissertation on the impact of recording on music of Iran.

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