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. This year, potential candidates can be nominated by deans and programme directors. 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.


Logo Betweter Festival 2019
14 October 2019
At the Betweter science festival, UYA member Dan Hassler-Forest gave a lecture about science fiction, dystopias, and the crisis of our imagination.
Imam Ali Moskee in Kopenhagen. Bron: Wikimedia/Guillaume Baviere
10 October 2019
In an interview with the National Board, Dr Scott Douglas evaluates the successful Danish approach to radicalisation.
Scientists4Future Bloc at Climate Strike
6 October 2019
The Consensus Statement by Scientists4Future NL has collected over 2000 signatures. The Utrecht Young Academy also signed the statement.
EU stars
4 October 2019
A consortium of scientists from 9 European universities from 8 different countries will be built over the next 3 years.
26 September 2019
The Utrecht Young Academy is joining thousands of scientists worldwide to state: the concerns of the climate strikers are justified.