IMAU facts and figures

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

49% 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 2020):

  • Total research staff: 58 fte, of which 27 fte PhD candidates
  • Support staff: 8 fte
Publications in 2020


Our research has six main topics: Ice and Climate, Atmospheric Dynamics, Oceans and Climate, Coastal and Shelf Sea Dynamics, Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry and Earth System Modelling.

Publications in 2020:

  • Scientific publications: 80
  • Dissertations: 4

IMAU researchers made more than 56 media appearances in 2020.


We offer:

Number of Master students:

In 2021 our Master has 75 students in total, of which 45% are female and 29% are international.  Student numbers are increasing gradually over the past years.

Number of first year Master students:

  • 2020: 28, of which 39% are female and 32% are international
  • 2021: 41, of which 51% are female and 29% are international