We started 2022 in a lockdown, while gradually loosening the reigns during the year until everything was almost ‘back to normal’. Our staff and students deserve a big compliment for their resilience in bouncing back from a difficult period. We were happy to be able to organize events in person again and connect with our community. We welcomed many people, young and old, during our Science Park Open Day in the Weekend of Science. And opened our new state-of-the-art building Lab42 where entrepreneurship, research and education come together.

Our focus remains on excellent research and education with our partners, following our tagline “Connecting Science”. Last year we looked at new ways for interfaculty research and interdisciplinary collaborations, often with a link to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

In this 2022 review we share our highlights and present key data for our research. After the summer we will present the developments in education for the academic year 2022-2023. Feel free to forward the reports to colleagues, collaboration partners and stakeholders.

I am proud of all the accomplishments, knowing that they are the result of the joint efforts and commitment of all people in our Faculty.

Peter van Tienderen,
Dean of the Faculty of Science

Science & Society
At the Faculty of Science we participate in research activities that are geared towards the development of applications for the benefit of society at large; activities that are often conducted in large national and international collaborations, and funded through research consortia and public-private partnerships. We also reach out to schools and general public to demonstrate the value of our research.
Figures on research

8 research institutes

132 million budget

1,693 (co-authored) publications
with 60% online attention

132 PhD ceremonies


1,156 academics

613 PhD's
99 full professors

59% international researchers

30% female academics

Grand opening LAB42

In September 2022, the new building LAB42 officially opened its doors. Chairman of the UvA Board of Governors, Geert ten Dam, Amsterdam Alderman for Housing and Urban Development, Reinier van Dantzig, and Jos de Groot on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs were present for words of praise on behalf of their roles and fields of expertise. 'New innovation for smart cities will come from LAB42,' said the politician. Collaboration, inspiration and innovation were key words emphasised in all speeches.