The University of Potsdam is in emergency on-site operation mode (https://www.uni-potsdam.de/en/presse/press/latest-news/coronavirus/current-information).
This means that the activities and presence on site will be restricted even further in order to reduce the risk of infection. Operations will be restricted as a consequence. Office hours are to be suspended or held over the phone. Appointments and meetings are to be replaced with conference calls or video conferences. Personal contact must be avoided as far as possible because of the risk of infection; communication is to take place by e-mail and telephone.

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.