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Aftermovies Weekend van de Wetenschap, Dag van de Duurzaamheid, Betweterfestival, and Research Day

The 2022 edition of Utrecht Science Week is now over. The varied programme included the Weekend van de Wetenschap, Dag van de Duurzaamheid, Betweter Festival, Research Day,  Hackaton, Sustainable City Challenge en Themadag Gezond Leven. Events at which visitors could get to know science by means of interviews, talk shows, experiments, workshops and the like. Watch the aftermovies and enjoy the events once again.

There you have it! The 2022 Betweter Festival in TivoliVredenburg. With interviews, talk shows, live scientific research, music and plenty of art. Enjoy the recap – we are already planning next year’s event. Until then!


What makes play so enjoyable? Which bone belongs to which animal? What happens if the earth warms up too much? On Sunday 2 October 2022, 2,000 visitors discovered the answers to these and many more questions. They took part in exciting experiments, attended mini lectures and followed interesting workshops. Through the various programmes, visitors discovered more about science and research at Utrecht University.


Watch the Dag van de Duurzaamheid aftermovie here.


Watch back the HU Dag van de Duurzaamheid 2022 here, with Jane Goodall, Melati Wijsen, Kees Klomp and Aniek Moonen, among others. Click here for more impressions of this day.


On Friday 7 October 2022, the first Research Day took place at Utrecht Medical Center Utrecht to conclude Utrecht Science Week. The day was entirely devoted to research and our researchers. The researchers were welcomed with live music, coffee and a blue carpet. Employees and visitors enjoyed a day with scientific posters and poster pitches, a live talk show, symposia and a networking drinks gathering.


On Friday 7 October 2022, Research Day will take place at UMC Utrecht. This day will be fully dedicated to research. We intend to put the spotlight on our colleagues who are so wholeheartedly committed to research. We will thank them for their tireless efforts, and we will let other colleagues at UMC Utrecht experience what our research means to society and to us. Watch the online talkshow ‘Let’s talk about Research!

Healthcare ambassadors Rosan Aapkes, Jill Pape, Aletta de Beer and Renske Karens (or the Green Team of the Healthcare Embassy) see that a lot is already happening in the field of sustainability by local and national ‘green teams’. Also, the Green Deal Zorg 2.0 has now been signed by 260 healthcare organisations. However, to achieve the objectives from this deal, sustainability will have to accelerate. In doing so, there is a need for more knowledge sharing, connection and further concretisation of the objectives.

That is why they organised the multidisciplinary hackathon ‘Together towards a circular hospital’. With over 70 professionals, they came up with concrete recommendations to work more sustainably in the hospital.

These are about:
💊 Green Pharmacy
♻️ Less plastic
🌱 Greener policies


During the Sustainable City Challenge from 27 September to 7 October 2022, 15 teams with students from Hogeschool Utrecht, Utrecht University and ROC Midden Nederland worked on sustainable solutions for the districts Cartesius, Merwede and the Daalsebuurt in the Municipality of Utrecht and for the Hoefkwartier in the Municipality of Amersfoort.


Life Sciences research in Utrecht is highly diverse and interdisciplinary by nature. Our researchers combine fundamental, clinical, translational and applied research from molecule to human, from organism to population and from laboratory to hospital bedside. Together, they have the potential to play a much greater role in the development of and access to innovative therapies. The Healthy Living theme day addressed various aspects of therapy development in which Utrecht researchers are closely involved. They discussed challenges, solution directions and examples of innovations.



Bron Betweterfestival
Bron Weekend van de Wetenschap
Bron Dag van de Duurzaamheid Aftermovie
Bron Dag van de Duurzaamheid Livestream
Bron Resarch Day Aftermovie
Bron Research Day Talk Show
Bron Hackaton
Bron Sustainable City Challenge
Themadag Gezond Leven


Foto: Lize Kraan