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.

Some facts:

Indicative figures:

Composition of academic staff 1-1-2018
Academic Faculty 55  (47.35 fte)
Research Associates 36
Internal PhD students 89
Total academic staff 180
Dutch / non-Dutch ratio (all levels) ~51/49 %
Female / male ratio (all levels) ~35/65 %
Registered external PhD candidates 41
Student numbers 1-10-2017
BSc Earth Sciences: 441
MSc Earth Sciences:  
programme Earth, Life & Climate 80
programme Earth Structure & Dynamics 171
programme Earth Surface & Water 139
programme Marine Sciences 66
programme Water Science & Management 40
Total BSc + MSc Earth Sciences 937
Female / male ratio (all programmes) ~37/63 %
International students (all programmes) ~11 %