The study of climate change and possible implications for mankind is one field in which fundamental knowledge of the oceans and the atmosphere is applied. The mission of the IMAU is to contribute to the basic science of the oceans, atmosphere and cryosphere. To achieve this we try to maintain an open and stimulating research environment in which students and staff are inspired to give their best.
The IMAU has staff members available to run the undergraduate and graduate teaching programmes and to carry out research projects. Through the years, the IMAU has been successful in acquiring funds from outside the university, notably from NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research), SRON (Space Research Organization Netherlands), several ministries and the European Union. With these funds a large number of Ph.D.-students and post-docs, in recent years about 50 is employed.
More and more foreign students come to participate in our Master and Ph.D. Programme. They discover that we offer a wide range of first-class courses, and they also find out that Utrecht is a very nice town to spend some time. We are pleased with this development and encourage potential students to inquire about the possibilities. Welcome!
Will de Ruijter
Professor of Physical Oceanography and director of IMAU