The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource availability, urbanisation and clean water. Our research projects are conducted in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced of the importance of open science and supports its scientists in integrating open science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

In the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences we all work on a daily basis to understand, intervene and improve the world we live in.

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Within our faculty we research the natural, living and built environment, with the focus on water, the earth system, natural resources, infrastructure, materials and structures.

Our researchers work every day on clever solutions for worldwide societal challenges such as:

Our research projects are divided as follows between the themes:

  1. Clean water 13%
  2. Climate change 26%
  3. Energy transition 23%
  4. Mobility 16%
  5. Resource availabilty 8%
  6. Urbanisation 11%
  7. Other 3%


With their research they improve the world and make an impact.

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