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.


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.
25 September 2019
By signing the statement, Utrecht Young Academy voices its support for the Climate Strike on 27 September.
Dr. Erik van Sebille
17 September 2019
Can we dump radioactive waste water in our oceans? Oceanographer Dr. Erik van Sebille shares his perspective on NPO Radio 1.
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9 September 2019
In her research, Bol investigates for how long a work of art can survive.