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.


23 April 2019
The annual report of the Dutch Intelligence and Security Service unfairly labels all extracurricular Arabic classes as radicalising.
8 April 2019
On Monday, April 1st, eighty non-Dutch speaking Utrechters and eighty students and employees from Utrecht University met in the University Hall.
Cover Highlights Autumn/Winter 2018/2019
3 April 2019
The bi-annual report from Utrecht University includes coverage on UYA's Parochialism project, the Publiprize, and the Honours Teaching Track.
Lage waterstand Waal
20 February 2019
Global warming of 2°C will cause more extreme hydrological situations on earth, Utrecht University and KNMI researchers conclude.
11 February 2019
In the NPO Radio 1-podcast 'De Dag', educational psychologist Tim Mainhard discusses how escalation of conflict between teachers and students can be avoided.