Sharing science, shaping tomorrow
With open minds, open attitudes and open science, we join forces to create tomorrow’s solutions.

How we are working towards a better world

Facts and figures

  • With some 110 nationalities students and staff work and study together in an international environment.

  • Our students appreciate the many options available within our more than 150 Master's programmes.

  • 550

    Every year, approximately 550 Utrecht PhD candidates obtain their doctorates.

  • With over 39,000 students we are one of the largest Dutch universities.

Our people

  • Portretfoto Bert Weckhuysen

    Bert Weckhuysen

    Distinguished University Professor

    Prof. Bert Weckhuysen received the very first Chemistry Europe Award for his achievements in the field of sustainable chemistry and catalysis research. The innovative character, the scientific depth, but also the broad impact of his work are remarkable.

  • Portretfoto van Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga

    Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga


    How to do research in the field of medicine, food safety and toxicology without the use of animals? In her research and teaching, Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga focuses on guidelines and (faster) acceptance of alternatives to animal testing.

  • Portretfoto's van Raha Heshmatikhah en Pooyan Tamimi Arab

    Pooyan Tamimi Arab and Raha Heshmatikhah

    Assistant Professor and Master's Student

    How do Raha Heshmatikhah, a Master's student in Clinical Psychology and Pooyan Tamimi Arab, an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies – UU community members with Iranian roots – look at the situation in Iran?

  • Niki Frantzeskaki

    Chair Professor of Regional and Metropolitan Governance and Planning

    Niki Frantzeskaki focuses on urban issues related to climate change, from extreme droughts to floods, biodiversity crises and even serious public health implications. Collaboration is key.