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.


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 June 2019
In DUB, Madelijn Strick discusses the value of the assessment and development form.
15 June 2019
In an interview with NRC, paleo-oceanographer Peter Bijl refutes some misunderstandings about the warming up of Antartica.
Collegezaal met docente
13 June 2019
The budget redistribution proposed by the Van Rijn-report would have disastrous consequences for multiple disciplines.