Research at UMC Utrecht Innovating care

UMC Utrecht's research is at the forefront of innovation, spanning six strategic themes. We embrace a dynamic, multidisciplinary approach, putting patients at the heart of everything we do.

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General research

Roel Vermeulen appointed as Distinguished University Professor

19 July 2024
General research

Five Veni grants for researchers at UMC Utrecht

17 July 2024
Infection & Immunity

Software recognizes and reconstructs genes that contribute to antimicrobial resistance

15 July 2024
Child Health

Grant for making gene correction therapy available

15 July 2024
Child Health

Research grant for musical stimulation in young at-risk children

15 July 2024

In conversation about cardiovascular disease in women

Innovation Center for Advanced Therapies: bridging bench to bedside

‘Make sport as accessible and informal as possible’

Strategic programs

In the UMC Utrecht research is concentrated in six multidisciplinary programs with each a limited number of disease targets. Patient care is integrated in these programs. Interaction with patients and society creates an ‘innovation loop’ where societal issues guide scientific research and where scientific results quickly move from bench to bedside. We changed our incentive and reward system to better align it with our mission of connecting with patients and creating societal impact.

Pioneering the future of healthcare: UMC Utrecht Research

At UMC Utrecht, we're shaping the healthcare of tomorrow. Our dedicated research teams collaborate with partners and patients to conduct groundbreaking multidisciplinary studies. With patient needs at the forefront, we strive for excellence and meaningful impact on both individual and societal levels.

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Hotel Theater Figi

06-09-2024 from 10:00 to 01:00

UMC Utrecht, lecture hall Green

12-09-2024 from 09:30 to 16:00

Villa Jongerius

17-09-2024 from 13:00 to 20:30

Research Innovation & Support

Innovation through research drives economic growth, solves complex problems, and improves quality of life. Our Research Office is essential for our research ecosystem. They provide (administrative) support guidance. This allows researchers to focus on groundbreaking ideas, ensuring regulatory compliance, facilitating collaborations, and securing funding to turn discoveries into impactful innovations.

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EWUU alliance: Innovation through interdisciplinary collaboration

The EWUU alliance consists of Eindhoven University of Technology, Wageningen University & Research, Utrecht University and University Medical Centre Utrecht. We are complementary in knowledge and talent and work to contribute to societal transitions by breaking boundaries and fostering interdisciplinary cooperation. Together, we strive for scientific breakthroughs in fields like molecular life sciences and artificial intelligence, aiming to address challenges related to health, food, energy, and sustainability.

EWUU: Challenge future generations

Making impact with our stategic partners

Eindhoven University of Technology, Wageningen University & Research, Utrecht University and University Medical Centre Utrecht are complementary in knowledge and talent and work together to contribute to societal transitions

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Research technologies are essential for research hospitals, driving medical advancements and improving patient care through advanced technology and collaborative environments.


What makes the UMC Utrecht exceptional? Everything is about people: patients and students, but employees too. They are what make up our organisation.


The Faculty of Medicine of Utrecht University and the UMC Utrecht work together in the field of medical education, biomedical education and research.