How we are working towards a better world
Utrecht University reduces the heatingUtrecht University is reducing the temperature in university buildings from 21 to 19 degrees Celsius. The measure contributes to reducing the dependency on Russian gas, as well as to the climate goals of the university.
Nanoplastics omnipresent in remote surface watersOver the past few decades, tiny pieces of plastic have found their way to remote places on earth. This is the worrying conclusion drawn by researchers from, among other institutes, Utrecht University in the scientific journal Environmental Research Letters.
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.
Decades of sustainability labelsUtrecht University researchers study and support innovations that can make global supply chains more sustainable. So you can make a more informed choice the next time you find yourself standing in front of a supermarket shelf packed with labels.
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.