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  • Around mid-august, the geothermal research drilling project on the Grimsel pass begins. You can follow the progress of the work on the blog!

    Geothermie Forschungsbohrung Grimsel

  • Research Program GEOTRACES
    David Semeniuk, Postdoc of Samuel Jaccard, sails from July to September 2015 on the Canadian icebreaker CCGS Amundsen. Follow the blog!

    The 2015 GEOTRACES cruise is a scientific expedition from the port of Quebec City through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago with the aim to map the cycling of trace elements in the Canadian Arctic in order to better understand their distribution and their effect on the functioning of the ocean as a whole.

    Eisbrecher RV Amundsen

  • Bern-Fribourg Master in Earth Sciences:

    Have your Bachelor studies infected you with a fascination for Geology? Are you interested in pursuing your studies at the Master level? Do you wish to train for an exciting career in research or industry?

  • Visit the website of the Bern-Fribourg Master in Earth Sciences for further information.

    MSc in Earth Sciences: thesis topics

    Bern-Fribourg Master in Earth Sciences

  • Geologie StudiumStudying Geology: Are you fascinated by nature and would you like to be involved in science outdoors? You can obtain more information on the BSc or MSc curriculum from our Students' Page (degree regulation, weekly course schedule and course calendar). If you have questions please contact our course advisor or the representative of our Student Society (GMF). As an appetizer, take a look at our photo gallery!

  • The research groups at the Institute present their activities. Do you wish to search for a person or a publication?


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