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

Dr Irene van Renswoude (Photo Huygens ING)
9 May 2014
Dr. Irene van Renswoude is one of the five exemplary researchers who receive the Heineken Young Scientists Award for Historical Sciences in 2014.
Leo Lousberg
8 April 2014
Leo Lousberg (alumnus Musicology and Medieval Studies) is the winner of the Utrecht History Award 2014 (Utrecht Geschiedenisprijs 2014).
Erik Huizer, foto marketingfacts.nl
8 April 2014
Erik Huizer, professor of Internet applications at Utrecht University and CTO of SURFnet, was inducted into the prestigious Internet Hall of Fame.
Descartes-Huygens Scriptieprijs
2 December 2013
Noortje Jacobs is the winner of the Descartes-Huygens thesis award for science and university history 2013.
Martin Bossenbroek, De Boerenoorlog
20 October 2013
The Libris History Prize is awarded to a historical study that appeals to a wide audience.

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