Prijzen en onderscheidingen
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.


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.


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.


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.


Literair Vertalen
10 July 2015
The grants are awarded annually to the most talented students in literary translation.
Casper Hoogenraad
6 July 2015
Prof.dr. Casper Hoogenraad (Biology) is awarded the 2016 IBRO/Kemali International Prize for Research in the Field of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience.
Tristan van Leeuwen
23 June 2015
Jury praises ‘exceptional contribution’ and leadership
Marianne Knoester met haar cheque en rechts juryvoorzitter prof.dr. Gerard van Koten
2 June 2015
Knoester received the award for her research proposal ‘Fractals in Graphene’
Dit is het winnende team (studenten van de LLM Public International Law)
18 May 2015
Utrecht University wins The Award for the Best Oral Argumentation at the 2015 Telders International Law Moot Court Competition.