An active, independent, and diverse group of young researchers
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The Utrecht Young Academy (UYA) is a select group of 24 enthusiastic and ambitious young academics at Utrecht University. Operating as an independent organisation within the university, the UYA aims to exchange critical perspectives on academia, policy, and society in Utrecht and beyond.

It is a collaboration platform for generating ideas among young academics and influencing decision-makers on science and education policy. Throughout the year, UYA members organise a wide variety of inspiring activities for scholars, students and the public in order to boost the relationship between academia and society.

Interested in becoming a member?

UYA members come from all backgrounds, fields and disciplines, and have a passion for science and the humanities. Every year, 8 new members will be selected. Please read the guidelines for the selection procedure for more information.


22 March 2017
On 27 March 2017, Marjan Oudeman, president of the Executive Board, will launch the Utrecht Young Academy at the Dies Natalis ceremony in the Dom Church.
3 February 2017
NWO grants for René van Roij, Laura Filion, and Marjolein Dijkstra
29 November 2016
Ruud Schotting and Amir Raoof from Utrecht University received an STW Open Mind grant to develop an unconventional idea to avoid extreme droughts.
Robin Ohm
13 September 2016
Prestigious grant for Harold MacGillavry, Robin Ohm, Borja Martinovic, Marco Helbich, Sanne Akkerman and Erik van Sebille
8 September 2016
Tenure tracker Sanli Faez on the Physics of Light in Complex Systems laboratory