IVM works at the forefront of current scientific and societal debates to contribute to a more sustainable planet. We understand our work to be ‘solution solving research’ to understand the world’s complexity ('user-inspired research'), and to achieve academic excellence each department focuses on a number of cross-cutting research themes that enable IVM as a whole to address complex problems from multiple viewpoints (‘interdisciplinary research’). While IVM’s four departments work on various empirical issues and research themes, our current focus is on four broad integrating themes: water, climate, energy and ecosystems.

Integrating themes oct 17 

Integrating Themes

Cross-cutting topics of research involving all IVM's departments.


Brief description of the four research departments of IVM.