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Iceland by Wim Clymans
Photo Wim Clymans

The Department of Geology includes two sub-units organized around broad themes; Bedrock Geology and Quaternary Sciences. An important strategy is to increase collaboration across research themes. Below we present our eight research themes in short.

Research strategies

The structure of overall research themes at the Department of Geology. The two rings represent the two units Bedrock Geology and Quaternary Sciences. The arrow represents crucial methods common to most of our research – to date geological materials of all ages. A primary strategy is to continue to attract infrastructure funds and develop state-of-the-art analytical facilities.