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

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 Daniel Oberski, universiteitshoogleraar bij Sociale Wetenschappen.
17 April 2018
Daniel Oberski to be Keynote Speaker at Data Science Day 2018
Jojanneke van der Toorn at the Inaugural Lecture 6th of April
17 April 2018
Jojanneke van der Toorn has been appointed as professor by special appointment at Leiden University.
Dr Daniel Oberski, universiteitshoogleraar bij Sociale Wetenschappen.
5 April 2018
UYA-member Daniel Oberski has officially become a member of De Jonge Akademie
The four UYA members that are interviewed in the UYA-podcast
5 April 2018
In the latest episode of the Voice of UYA podcast four young researchers from four faculties talk frankly about their unhealthy work habits.
Filming Day
29 March 2018
The UYA and Utrecht Municipality collaborate in a film-project to bring the citizens of Utrecht closer together