Faculty of Earth Science, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
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The former Faculty of Earth Sciences has merged with the Faculty of Biology and the Institute of Environmental Sciences to a new Faculty Earth and Life Sciences. Earth Sciences are a relatively small entity in this new faculty, housing some 200 employees and 250 students. It is one of only few faculties in the Netherlands that offer education in the field of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences. Both research and education focuses on observation of Earth scientific phenomena and interdisciplinary study of the processes leading to these phenomena. Cooperation between departments or with other faculties is characteristic for the faculty.
The research carried out at the Faculty is based in three scientific themes: -Lithosphere and basins -Surface processes -Geo/biosphere