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.

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.


UYA ''Summer'' Wordcloud
24 July 2018
What keeps the UYA-members busy during the Summer?
Kick Off OSCU
23 July 2018
Find out more about the Kick Off event for the Open Science Community Utrecht (OSCU)
UYA's Wordcloud about Utrecht
2 July 2018
What do the UYA-members think about, when thinking about Utrecht?
Madelijn Strick
26 June 2018
Dr. Madelijn Strick writes about the origins and progress of the Utrecht Young Academy. Where are we now?
Plastic afval
13 June 2018
Oceanographer and UYA-member dr. Erik van Sebille has reached the news with his research on the 'plastic soup' in the ocean.




27 November 2018 20:00 - 21:30
We look back on the year that has passed: which events would we rather leave behind, which memories do we cherish? An evening on our memory and our forgetting.