Facts and figures

Organisation, research and education at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU) in facts and figures.

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44% of our research staff are international


The IMAU is organized in:

The IMAU is based in the Faculty of Science, department of Physics, with a significant contribution from the section Coastal Research of the Faculty of Geosciences.

Staff members (1 January 2024)

  • Total research staff: 63 fte, of which 31 fte PhD candidates
  • Support staff: 9 fte
Number of scientific publications in 2023


Our research has five main topics: Ice and Climate, Atmospheric Dynamics, Oceans and Climate, Coastal and Shelf Sea Dynamics and Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry.

Publications in 2023

  • Scientific publications: 104
  • Dissertations: 4

IMAU researchers made more than 70 media appearances in 2023.

Master's programme Climate Physics 2023-2024


Our researchers are active teachers in the bachelor and master programmes of our university.

We contribute to:

Number of Master's students

In academic year 2023-2024 the Master's programme Climate Physics has 85 students in total, of which 25 are first year Master students, 46% are female and 33% are international.

Number of first year Climate Physics Master students in academic year:

  • 2019-2020: 29
  • 2020-2021: 40
  • 2021-2022: 41
  • 2022-2023: 38
  • 2023-2024: 25