Facts and Figures

Organisation, research and education at the Faculty of Science in facts and figures as of 1 January 2020.

Faculty of Science - 70 Nationalities
International: 70 nationalities in our staff (including guests)


The Faculty of Science is organized in:

Staff members:

  • total staff members: 1342 fte
  • academic staff: 960 fte
  • PhD candidates: 426
Faculty of Science student growth: up 4% in 2019
Gradual growth of student numbers


We offer:

Number of students:
In 2019 our faculty had 6844 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.

Faculty of Science - 2010-2019 Grants: 6 Spinoza Winners, 9 ERC advanced grants, 11 ERC starting grants, 10 ERC consolidator grants, 58 VENI laureates, 36 VIDI laureates, 15 VICI laureates

Publications in 2019:

  • 1645 scientific publications
  • 138 dissertations

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.