How we are working towards a better world
A better picture of our coastA day at the beach of the provinces of South and North Holland and contributing to research on our coast at the same time? That is made possible thanks to a citizen science project of Utrecht University coastal researchers Math van Soest and Timothy Price.
The campus as a living laboratoryResearch at Utrecht University not only takes place in laboratories. The campus is teeming with living labs in which researchers and students work together on experiments concerning sustainable development. Mark Kauw facilitates these living labs.
Ukraine: support and informationUtrecht University is committed to supporting those who are directly or indirectly impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We offer information, links, and FAQs for current and prospective students, staff, and refugees.
Rising above waterSea levels are rising, and the rate of rise is accelerating. All over the world, many of today’s dikes, sea walls and flood barriers won’t be enough to hold back the water in the future. Researchers from Utrecht University are testing which strategies will work to help tame the tide.
Facts and figures
200 Years of Veterinary Medicine education in Utrecht: a special anniversary.
Our students appreciate the many options available within our 161 Master's programmes.
Every year, more than 600 Utrecht PhD candidates obtain their doctorate.
With over 35,000 students we are one of the largest Dutch universities.
Corné PieterseBiologist and Spinoza laureate
Every year, more than a quarter of all harvests worldwide is lost due to diseases and plagues. The question of how plants can protect themselves against this leads Spinoza laureate Corné Pieterse to the most basic fundamentals of plant life.
Tanja van der LippeSociologist and Stevin laureate
Tanja is a pioneer in the field of research into a healthy work-life balance and sustainable employability of employees. Her research has a major impact on the well-being of employees and provides a vision for the future of work.
Tess van LogtestijnAlumnus and social entrepreneur
You have just graduated and have an idea to create real impact. Where do you start? Tess devised an app to keep loved ones informed during intensive medical procedures and now runs the company together with her mother.
Erik van SebilleProfessor of Oceanography and Public Engagement
A dream came true for Erik van Sebille when he was appointed Professor of Oceanography and Public Engagement at the end of 2021: not only can he now study the workings of science communication, he was also able to participate in Meet the Professor.