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. If you are interested in becoming a member or if you know a suitable candidate, please read the guidelines for the selection procedure and more information.


12 November 2019
On 10 November, Dr. Dan Hassler-Forest was invited toVPRO's OVT to look back at fifty years of Sesame Street.
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8 November 2019
The consortium is to receive 5.4 million euros. Sanli Faez (Physics) is leading one of the six projects in the consortium.
Dr. ir. Niko Wanders
5 November 2019
Wanders receives the award for his pioneering research into hydrological extremes and his prominent role in science communication.
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28 October 2019
Laurien Crump writes about the fall of the Berlin Wall in the Clingendael Spectator.
Sanne Akerboom at the Makkelijk Praten podcast
25 October 2019
Scientists from Utrecht University talk about their research (and funny science facts) in the 'Makkelijk Praten' podcast.




26 November 2019 20:00 - 21:30
Literary scholar Prof Joep Leerssen on what Benedict Anderson's Imagined Communities tells us about nationalism today.
27 November 2019 16:00 - 17:30
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14 February 2020 09:00 - 10:00
The Utrecht Young Academy invites all early career lecturers and researchers to its breakfast Town Hall meetings.