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Current funded research

The Department is part of the joint UCL-Birkbeck Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences (IEPS).
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) the department made a joint submission with UCL Earth Sciences and was rated 6th in the UK.

Our 15 academic staff hold 11 active research grants worth over £1 million, and two fellowships (UK Space Agency Advanced Aurora Research Fellowship and a NERC Research Fellowship) - find out more about research projects funded by these organisations: