Newsletter No. 2 • December 2017


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam was ranked 4th In the World Universities Ranking 2017 for Environmental Studies. This high position can be attributed to a large extent to IVM’s many publications in high-impact journals.

IVM’s Dim Coumou has received an € 800,000 NWO VIDI grant to improve the predictability of long lasting weather extremes (such as heat and drought) resulting from climate change.

IVM’s Ted Veldkamp was awarded a ‘cum laude’ honours for her PhD-thesis on trends in global water scarcity and adaptation measures to reduce future drought impacts.