How we are working towards a better world
Participate. Contribute. You are welcome.Our world is changing rapidly. The global issues we are facing are complex in nature. They are not restricted to one generation or continent and cannot be resolved based on a single perspective. It is time to issue an open invitation to all.
Immune system as unique as fingerprint or DNAA Utrecht research team, led by biochemist Albert Heck, discovered that every person appears to have a completely unique immune system. This could help explain why , for example, corona vaccines appear to be less effective for some people.
Strong increase in Utrecht research on SDGsResearch into the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is showing strong annual growth at Utrecht University and covers all SDGs. This is shown in an analysis by eight scientists.
Artificial intelligence (AI)Artificial intelligence systems could make our roads safer, the lives of people with disabilities or the elderly easier, and patient recovery faster. The promises are huge, and their possibilities endless. But can we really trust machines with our lives?
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.
Charisma HehakayaFirst-generation (PhD) student
Being first in your family to go to university is not always easy. Thus, additional support for this group is needed. PhD student Charisma Hehakaya shares tips on how universities can support first generation students.
Frank MiedemaProfessor in Open Science
With his book Open Science: The Very Idea Prof. Frank Miedema, according to former Minister Jet Bussemaker, punctures the myth of the selfless scientist and succeeds in getting people to look at science from a common sense perspective.
Chris Schneijdenberg, Hans Meeldijk & Savannah TurnerElectron Microscopy Centre
The tight group of the Electron Microscopy Centre at Utrecht University is devoted to the development and application of electron microscopy methodologies for life sciences, geosciences, and materials sciences research.
Julia JonesPrince Bernhard Chair
Prof. Julia Jones has been appointed as holder of the Prince Bernhard Chair for International Nature Conservation. Jones is renowned for her work combining insights from a range of disciplines to measure how effective conservation ultimately is.