An active, independent, and diverse group of young researchers
Leden van de Utrecht Young Academy met elkaar in gesprek.

The Utrecht Young Academy (UYA) is a select group of 23 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.


Dr. Amir Raoof, lid van de Utrecht Young Academy.
11 January 2018
Amir Raoof, lid van de Utrecht Young Acadamy, is uitgeroepen tot Docenttalent 2018 van de faculteit Geowetenschappen
8 December 2017
Professor Lars Tummers about the dialogue between public administration and psychology
8 December 2017
Blog by Lars Tummers about improving transparency in science
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7 December 2017
Madelijn Strick, assistant professor in psychology and UYA-member, wrote a childrens book introducing the science of psychology to children and their parents.
Dr Daniel Oberski, universiteitshoogleraar bij Sociale Wetenschappen.
5 December 2017
Scientific information is often shielded by a paywall. This hinders good science, according to Dr Daniel Oberski. He advocates open science.