Utrecht University

Utrecht University

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The energy transition under the nanoscope: Gravitation funding for ANION

Physics - Apr 12

Bringing together chemists and physicists to thoroughly investigate how electrochemical processes work on the smallest scale. That is the goal of the new Advanced Nano-electrochemistry Institute of the Netherlands, or ANION for short. The consortium receives a Gravitation funding of 23.6 million euros for this purpose. Professor Petra de Jongh from Utrecht University is one of the co-applicants.

’Just because something is complex doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to explain it’

Linguistics & Literature

Over the past months, PhD candidate Roy Hoitink found himself in several theaters. Not to perform in a theatrical production, but to answer science questions from fourth graders. "The curiosity present in young children is something I find really beautiful," he says.

Physics - Apr 8

Ingmar Swart appointed Professor of Experimental Quantum Materials


On April 1st, 2024, Ingmar Swart was officially appointed as Professor of Experimental Quantum Materials at Utrecht University. In his lab, he constructs materials atom by atom and investigates the electronic properties of these structures. "What primarily drives me is the possibility of being the first one in history to discover how something works."

Environment - Mar 28

Lisa Tran selected as Utrecht Young Academy member

Assistant professor Lisa Tran has been selected as one of the eight new members of the Utrecht Young Academy (UYA). The UYA connects young academics from Utrecht University who have obtained their PhD less than eight years ago to exchange critical perspectives on academia, policy, and society. The members of UYA come from various backgrounds and disciplines.

Health - Mar 25

Gravitation award for FLOW: ’We will be able to steer the fates of proteins’


The Dutch government is investing more than 11 million euros in a major research project led by Utrecht University.

Health - Mar 20

Improving the implementation of innovative methods in health technology assessment practice


To make sure that the methods used to determine whether new forms of health care should be reimbursed or not, are future-proof and well-suited to the forms of health care being assessed.

Surprising insights about debris flows on Mars

Astronomy & Space

The period that liquid water was present on the surface of Mars may have been shorter than previously thought.

Health - Mar 8

’Empathetic computers can bring people closer’

If a computer learns to better understand human emotions, it could in turn teach humans to be more empathetic and mindful of 'the other'. An end to loneliness, exclusion and other such woes? In his inaugural lecture , Professor Egon van den Broek outlined a future in which 'sensitive machines' bring humans closer together.

Environment - Apr 10

FSC-certification of tropical forests proves beneficial for gorillas and elephants


Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified timber harvesting areas in Gabon and Congo boast a greater abundance of larger mammals, such as leopards, gorillas, and elephants, than non-FSC forests.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines joins AI & Mobility Lab

Computer Science

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will collaborate with Utrecht University in the AI Labs in the field of artificial intelligence. In the AI & Mobility Lab , young scientists will spend the coming years researching how smart software can support KLM in robust operational planning and recovery from disruptions.

Life Sciences - Mar 28

Millions in funding for mapping molecular changes in brain associated with brain disorders

Life Sciences

The Institute for Chemical Neuroscience (iCNS) has been awarded a 23.23 million euro Gravitation grant.

Physics - Mar 20

Science professors visit elementary schools


Along with 104 other Professors from Utrecht University, computational biologist Kirsten ten Tusscher and experimental physicist Raimond Snellings visited elementary schools today.

Economics - Mar 15

Africa’s first Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Index launched


At the Global Entrepreneurship Conference GEC+Africa in Cape Town, the African Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Index (AEEI) was presented for the first time.

Environment - Mar 13

Experimenting for sustainable land use: free exploration or limited view?

Experimenting is hot! And that is promising for environmental problems, because experimenting is the management approach where radically alternative ideas can be tested and scaled up. But is that actually happening? In other words: how transformative is experimenting as a management approach? This is the subject of a new paper published in Environmental Policy & Governance, for which ten subsidence experiments in the Dutch Groene Hart were investigated.

Physics - Mar 8

Women in physics take the spotlight at WomenNetPhysics


Navigating the world of physics can be challenging, especially for women. The WomenNetPhysics conference  aims to empower and connect women in physics by showcasing inspiring role models and fostering conversations about gender equality.

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