The institute is in reduced working mode due to the Corona-pandemia-crisis. Tuesday and Thursday morning the secretaries’ office is staffed in person. All institute members can be reached by e-mail. Incoming mail will be processed regularly.


In the Masters and Bachelors study programs 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 institut occupies a central position in the Research Focus Earth Sciences (RFES) 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 institute hosts the GeoUnion (M.Strecker)  and SEPM (M. Mutti) presidents.