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.


Sol in academiegebouw
24 May 2019
Four researchers of the Utrecht Young Academy will each receive a grant of 800.000 euros.
Amman Jordanië ©
9 May 2019
Joas Wagemakers joined Bureau Buitenland on May 7th to discuss the recent steps Jordan is taking on the global stage.
Portretfoto Erik van Sebille
7 May 2019
[interview] Erik van Sebille, oceanographer at the Faculty of Science, tells about his research and the development of a community code.
Israëlische controlepost ©
6 May 2019
On April 25th, Joas Wagemakers appeared in Nederlands Dagblad to discuss the popularity of political Islam in Muslim countries.
3 May 2019
The pair received a €25.000,- fund to set up a consortium with two other researchers on the concerns of sensitive employee data collection.




24 September 2019 16:00 - 17:30
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27 November 2019 16:00 - 17:30
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