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

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


Bus aan de Heidelberglaan
11 July 2019
A team from Utrecht University, the Municipality of Utrecht and the Rathenau Institute will investigate the contribution of mobility services to public values.
9 July 2019
In AD, Madelijn Strick discusses several evolutionary functions of humour.
5 July 2019
Joas Wagemakers wrote about the legal battle between imam Youssef Arkhouch and major Marcouch of Arnhem in Reformatorisch Dagblad.
2 July 2019
Deans and directors of strategic programmes are now able to nominate young, excellent UU-researchers to join UYA.
Dr. ir. Niko Wanders
19 June 2019
Hydrologist Niko Wanders discussed the current groundwater shortage at BNR Nieuwsradio and RTV Utrecht this week.




18 September 2019 17:30 - 20:00
An event for members of UYA and their invitees.
24 September 2019 16:00 - 17:30
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31 October 2019 14:00 - 17:00
The annual meeting of the Young Academies of Dutch universities.
27 November 2019 16:00 - 17:30
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