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 and UYA is now soliciting applications for new members. Please read the guidelines for the selection procedure for more information.


Joao Trabucho.
11 January 2019
Sedimentologist João Trabucho shows a glimpse of his workplace in NPO 3's Keuringsdienst van Waarde.
8 January 2019
Erik van Sebille, an expert in the area of plastic soup and ocean currents, and Niko Wanders, a drought expert, have both won the UU Publi Prize.
7 January 2019
Joas Wagemakers on on the availability of books written by radical Muslims in jail.
Dr. Madelijn Strick, lid van de Utrecht Young Academy.
7 January 2019
Students should be encouraged to reach out to the general public.
20 December 2018
Looking back on 2018 with members of the Utrecht Young Academy.




24 January 2019 14:00 - 17:00
Content meeting.