An active, independent, and diverse group of young researchers
Introducing the Utrecht Young Academy

The Utrecht Young Academy (UYA) is a group of enthusiastic and ambitious young academics from all corners of 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. UYA encourages their members to look past the boundaries of their own research field.

UYA is a collaboration platform for generating ideas among young academics and advising 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 relationships within the university and between academia and society.

Interested in becoming a member?

UYA members come from all backgrounds, fields, and disciplines, and also have an interest in what happens outside their own discipline. Every year, we select eight new members, and membership is for a period of five years. If you are interested in becoming a member or if you know a suitable candidate, please read the guidelines for the selection procedure and more information.