Facts and Figures

The Department of Earth Sciences is the largest academic Earth Sciences institute in the Netherlands, and among the larger ones in Europe. With over 175 researchers and Ph.D students we have established an international centre of excellence in scientific research and research training that actively contributes to addressing the challenges we face in developing a modern, sustainable society.

Below we present some indicative figures. Note that the teaching programmes are jointly offered with our sister-Department of Physical Geography. Follow the links in the left hand menu for more data and information about our department.