Utrecht University

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Utrecht University
motto Sol Iustitiae Illustra Nos (Sun of Justice, enlighten us!)
founding March 26, 1636
place Utrecht , Netherlands
Rector Henk Kummeling
Students 30,344 (2011)
Employee 6,700
Annual budget € 790 million (2016)
Networks IAU , LERU
Website www.uu.nl

The University of Utrecht ( Dutch : Universiteit Utrecht - UU , formerly Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht - RUU ) is the second largest university in the Netherlands and is based in Utrecht . In 2016 it had around 30,000 students and 6,700 employees.


Academy building
Minnaert building
Student residence on Cambridgelaan

The University of Utrecht was founded on March 26, 1636 and is the fourth oldest university in the country after the University of Leiden , the (now defunct) University of Franeker and the University of Groningen . The Utrecht City Library, founded in 1584, became the Utrecht University Library when the university was founded , the largest of its kind in the Netherlands. The university is a member of the League of European Research Universities LERU and the Utrecht Network .


There are seven faculties (lower: faculteiten ):


see: List of Rectors of the University of Utrecht


Several later Nobel Prize winners can be found among the university's graduates :

See also

Web links

Commons : Universiteit Utrecht  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ List of IAU Members. In: iau-aiu.net. International Association of Universities, accessed August 8, 2019 .
  2. ^ Utrecht University, Facts & figures . Utrecht University. Retrieved June 2, 2016.

Coordinates: 52 ° 5 '38.4 "  N , 5 ° 7' 24.3"  E