Department of Earth Sciences

  • Postal address

    Royal Holloway, University of London Egham Hill, Egham Surrey

    TW20 0EX

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise completed in 2014 reported that 94% of research in Royal Holloway Earth Sciences has been classified as 4* world leading and 3* internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. By this criterion, we are second place among UK universities. Our overall REF ranking puts us 9th, consistent with our history as one of the leading centres for Earth Science research in the UK.

Department research activity spans diverse topics designed to investigate the past, present and future of Planet Earth and its resources.  Our research work ranges from ground-breaking blue-sky research, to very applied projects with high societal impact deliverables for industrial and government sponsors.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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