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

  • A better picture of our coast

    A 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.
  • Meadow with solar panels

    The campus as a living laboratory

    Research 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. UUlabs facilitates these living labs.
    Living labs
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    Ukraine: support and information

    Utrecht 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.
    War in Ukraine
  • Painting of a seascape

    Rising above water

    Sea 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.
    Minimise the damage

Facts and figures

  • 200

    200 Years of Veterinary Medicine education in Utrecht: a special anniversary.

  • 161

    Our students appreciate the many options available within our 161 Master's programmes.

  • 600

    Every year, more than 600 Utrecht PhD candidates obtain their doctorate.

  • 35000

    With over 35,000 students we are one of the largest Dutch universities.

Our people

  • Corné Pieterse

    Biologist 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 Lippe

    Tanja van der Lippe

    Sociologist 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 Logtestijn

    Tess van Logtestijn

    Alumnus 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 Sebille gives a presentation

    Erik van Sebille

    Professor 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.