Facts and figures

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

47% 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 (31 December 2021)

  • Total research staff: 68 fte, of which 31 fte PhD candidates
  • Support staff: 9 fte
Number of scientific publications in 2021


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 2021

  • Scientific publications: 111
  • Dissertations: 5

IMAU researchers made more than 40 media appearances in 2021.

Master's programme Climate Physics 2021-2022


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 2021-2022 the Master's programme Climate Physics had 105 students in total, of which 41 were first year Master students, 47% were female and 41% were international.

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

  • 2018-2019: 34
  • 2019-2020: 29
  • 2020-2021: 40
  • 2021-2022: 41