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

The Utrecht Young Academy (UYA) is a select group of 30 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.

UYA 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 humanities. Every year, 8 new members will be selected. For 2019, the admission procedure for new members has been completed. If you are interested in becoming a member next year, please read the guidelines for the selection procedure and more information.


Lage waterstand Waal
20 February 2019
Global warming of 2°C will cause more extreme hydrological situations on earth, Utrecht University and KNMI researchers conclude.
11 February 2019
In the NPO Radio 1-podcast 'De Dag', educational psychologist Tim Mainhard discusses how escalation of conflict between teachers and students can be avoided.
28 January 2019
Eleven outstanding academics have been selected to join the Utrecht Young Academy in 2019.
Dr. Jojanneke van der Toorn
22 January 2019
A symposium on the value and traps of diversity and inclusion in organisations
Dr. Erik van Sebille
14 January 2019
The toppling of the cargo containers in sea accidentally presents opportunities for science.




27 March 2019 20:00 - 21:30
Do scientists leave enough room for doubt in their work and conclusions?
8 May 2019 16:00 - 17:30
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9 May 2019 11:30 - 12:30
A lecture by Daniel Oberski about support vector machines.
24 September 2019 16:00 - 17:30
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27 November 2019 16:00 - 17:30
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