The Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences conducts research on topics on the earth and it's environment around the globe, using a broad range of techniques from the natural sciences complemented with interdisciplinary networks.
In the Masters and Bachelors study programs in Geoecology and Earth Sciences, we teach how to use natural sciences as a basis for solving current, societally relevant environmental problems as well as for conducting independent earth and environmental research. Therefore, our curriculum offers a wide spectrum of methods and research topics drawn from the different research groups within the institute, as well as a range of international study programs, and an excellent graduate school.
The institute occupies a central position in the focus area Earth Sciences and Integrated Earth System Analysis and is an active partner in the Geo.X coordinating platform, in which the Earth and Enviromental Science research institutes in the Berlin-Potsdam area are tightly networked.
The institut hosts the IUGS (R.Oberhänsli) and GeoUnion (M.Strecker) presidents.