Over the last decades, the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research has developed a strong collaboration with Utrecht University, with the faculties of Geosciences and Science in particular. Since 2015 we have intensified our collaboration on research and teaching in the fields of water and climate, such as the unique interdisciplinary Master’s programme Marine Sciences and the various Biology bachelor courses in Marine Sciences.
How are coastal ecosystems coping with climate change and pollution? How do reef-forming animals, salt marshes and mangroves affect the delta landscapes worldwide? And what do environmental and climate reconstructions of the geological past tell us about the future? Aided by a substantial financial involvement of Utrecht University in NIOZ, the UU-NIOZ agreement creates strong cooperation from the delta to the deep ocean, addressing these big societally relevant questions about our blue planet.
Netherlands Initiative Changing Oceans’ - NICO-expedition
Utrecht University was heavily involved in the large-scale, multidisciplinary expedition, organised by NIOZ and NWO.
UU-NIOZ Student Work Experience
The aim of this two-month paid work experience is to expose excellent UU students to marine science. There are several projects that students can work on.
Utrecht University research global runner up in Shanghai category Geography
Utrecht University and NIOZ researchers are ranked second best worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking) category Geography.
UU-NIOZ Early Career Scientist Symposium
This yearly recurring event is a joint effort to get to know Utrecht University and NIOZ colleagues, develop new ideas, perspectives, projects and papers.
International evaluation finds NIOZ excellent and world-leading
NIOZ has been evaulated as “one of the most influential oceanographic research institutes worldwide" by an international expert panel.