Facts and Figures

Organisation, research and education at the Faculty of Science in facts and figures as of 1 January 2019.

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International: 65 nationalities in our staff (including guests)


The Faculty of Science is organized in:

Staff members:

  • total staff members: 1269 fte
  • academic staff: 901 fte
  • PhD candidates: 397 


The Faculty of Science offers:

Number of students:
In 2018 our faculty had 6591 students in total. Student numbers are increasing gradually over the past years.


Our research has 8 main topics: Life Sciences, Food, Complex Systems, Game Research, Bioinformatics, Science Education, Climate en Energy & Resources.

Publications in 2018:

  • 1529 scientific publications
  • 122 dissertations
Faculty of Science - Grants 2010-2018

International recognition

We are proud to host a Nobelprize winner and 6 Spinoza Winners. Furthermore many of our researchers received ERC grants or Veni, Vidi or Vici grants. See our Prominent researchers.