De Uithof is the campus area of the Utrecht University
Utrecht University
Utrecht University is a university in Utrecht, Netherlands. It is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands and one of the largest in Europe. Established March 26, 1636, it had an enrollment of 29,082 students in 2008, and employed 8,614 faculty and staff, 570 of which are full professors....

 and the University of Professional Education Utrecht
University of Professional Education Utrecht
The HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht is a Vocational University. It is one of the higher education institutions located in the city of Utrecht and one of the largest educational institutions in the Netherlands. The institution shares its main campus, the Uithof, with the largest...

. It is located on the east of Utrecht
Utrecht (city)
Utrecht city and municipality is the capital and most populous city of the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is located in the eastern corner of the Randstad conurbation, and is the fourth largest city of the Netherlands with a population of 312,634 on 1 Jan 2011.Utrecht's ancient city centre features...

, near the Galgenwaard Stadium of FC Utrecht. Except for the faculties of Law
Law is a system of rules and guidelines which are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior, wherever possible. It shapes politics, economics and society in numerous ways and serves as a social mediator of relations between people. Contract law regulates everything from buying a bus...

, Humanities
The humanities are academic disciplines that study the human condition, using methods that are primarily analytical, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences....

, and University College
University College Utrecht
University College Utrecht is an international Honors College of Utrecht University . UCU is a selective liberal arts, undergraduate college of 700 students within Utrecht University. Located between the two UU sites, Uithof and City Center, it has its own residential campus in the city of...

, which are located in the inner city of Utrecht
Utrecht (city)
Utrecht city and municipality is the capital and most populous city of the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is located in the eastern corner of the Randstad conurbation, and is the fourth largest city of the Netherlands with a population of 312,634 on 1 Jan 2011.Utrecht's ancient city centre features...

, most of the buildings of the University are on De Uithof. De Uithof also contains the UMC
University Medical Center Utrecht
The University Medical Center Utrecht or UMCU is the main hospital of the city of Utrecht. It is affiliated with the Utrecht University. Since the foundation of the university in 1636 an academic hospital has existed in various forms...

 (University Medical Centre) hospital, the main university library, student housing, botanical gardens, and a supermarket.

There is a bus line to the inner city and the train station
Train station
A train station, also called a railroad station or railway station and often shortened to just station,"Station" is commonly understood to mean "train station" unless otherwise qualified. This is evident from dictionary entries e.g...

, served by bi-articulated buses
Bi-articulated bus
A bi-articulated bus or double articulated bus is an extension of an articulated bus in that it has three passenger compartment sections instead of two. This also involves the addition of an extra axle...

. Construction of extensive Park and ride
Park and ride
Park and ride facilities are car parks with connections to public transport that allow commuters and other people wishing to travel into city centres to leave their vehicles and transfer to a bus, rail system , or carpool for the rest of their trip...

 facilities, designed by KCAP
Kees Christiaanse
Kees Christiaanse is an architect and urban planner from the Netherlands. After working with Rem Koolhaas, he started two firms, Kees Christiaanse Architects & Planners in 1989 and Architects and Planners in 1990, where he was a partner till 2002...

, began in August 2011.

Buildings on De Uithof

Some of the buildings on De Uithof have an unusual architecture. The Educatorium Building, which was designed by Rem Koolhaas
Rem Koolhaas
Remment Lucas Koolhaas is a Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist and "Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design" at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, USA. Koolhaas studied at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam, at the Architectural...

, contains a glass-bottomed walking bridge and circular walls. The Minnaert building contains a large basin that was used to collect rain water, but is being remodeled to house more classrooms. The wall of the canteen is supported by the characters 'M', 'I', 'N', 'N', 'A', 'E', 'R', 'T'. Most of the buildings are named after scientists that worked in a field which is similar to the specialization of the occupants of the building. A few of the buildings are:

University buildings

  • A.A. Hijmans van den Bergh Building (after physician Abraham Albert Hijmans van den Bergh) - (bio)medical education
  • Bloembergen Building, named after Nicolaas Bloembergen
    Nicolaas Bloembergen
    Nicolaas Bloembergen is a Dutch-American physicist and Nobel laureate.He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Leiden in 1948; while pursuing his PhD at Harvard, Bloembergen also worked part-time as a graduate research assistant for Edward Mills Purcell at the MIT Radiation Laboratory...

    , a physicist. - NMR spectroscopy
  • Buys Ballot Laboratorium (BBL), named after C.H.D. Buys Ballot
    C.H.D. Buys Ballot
    Christophorus Henricus Diedericus Buys Ballot was a Dutch chemist and meteorologist after whom Buys Ballot's law and the Buys Ballot table are named.-Biography:...

    , a meteorologist.
  • Caroline Bleeker Building, named after Caroline Bleeker, an early female physicist.
  • Centrumgebouw Noord
  • Earth Sciences Building (Aardwetenschappengebouw)
  • Educatorium Building
  • Kruyt Building, named after Hugo R. Kruyt, a chemist.
  • Langeveld Building (formerly known as Centrumgebouw Zuid), named after Martinus J. Langeveld, who started the Faculty of Social Sciences of the university.
  • Library
  • Math Building (Wiskundegebouw)
  • Minnaert Building, named after Marcel Minnaert
    Marcel Minnaert
    Marcel Gilles Jozef Minnaert was a Belgian astronomer.He obtained a PhD in biology at Ghent University in 1914....

    , a Belgian
    Belgium , officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.Belgium is also a member of, or affiliated to, many...

  • Ornstein Laboratorium, named after Leonard Salomon Ornstein, an experimental physicist.
  • Stratenum Building (after physician W. van Straaten) - medical education
  • Ruppert Building (formerly known as Trans-1), named after Marinus Ruppert, who started the development of buildings on De Uithof.
  • Unnik Building (formerly known as Trans-2), named after Willem C. van Unnik, a Dutch bible scholar.
  • Van de Graaff Laboratory, named after the physicist and instrument maker Robert J. Van de Graaff
    Robert J. Van de Graaff
    Robert Jemison Van de Graaff, was an American physicist, noted for his design and construction of high voltage generators, who taught at Princeton University and MIT.-Biography:...

  • Went Building, named after Frits A.F.C. Went
    Frits Went
    Friedrich August Ferdinand Christian Went ForMemRS was a Dutch botanist, professor of botany and director of the Botanical Garden at the University of Utrecht...

    , a botanist.

Student housing

  • Cambridgelaan, built in 1998. 1002 occupants.
  • De Bisschoppen (the Bishops,) built in 2006. 552 occupants.
  • Casa Confetti, built in 2008. 377 occupants.
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