Department of Physical Geography

Our research is directed to understanding the physical processes, patterns, and forms at the Earth's terrestrial surface. We strive to understand their mutual interactions, and their relations to biotic factors, including humanity.


Luchtfoto Lek
26 september 2018
Even long before the Middle Ages, humans have had a strong impact on river behaviour in the Dutch delta plain.
7 september 2018
Having led the Faculty of Geosciences for over eight years, Piet Hoekstra intends to step down as dean from 1 March 2019.
Shanghai Ranking
5 september 2018
Utrecht University researchers are ranked second best worldwide in the Shanghai Ranking category Geography.


14 november 2018 16:15 - 17:15
Inaugural lecture of Katja Philippart from Utrecht University: Hitte is de nieuwe kou