The great social and economic challenges of the next decades include climate change, natural hazards and the sustainable supply of water, energy and raw materials. Meeting these challenges requires essential input from the Geological Sciences, derived from our understanding of how minerals, rocks and mountains form and interact with earth's hydrosphere and atmosphere.
Our Institute of Geological Sciences is recognized internationally for its fundamental research into the origin and evolution of the earth and for its applied research into natural hazards, mineral resources, geoenergies and geological disposal of waste. To understand the underlying natural phenomena we perform field work throughout the world, we analyse samples in our state-of-the-art laboratories, we perform experiments to reproduce natural phenomena and we link these findings through computer modelling.
We offer an attractive 3-year Bachelor curriculum in Earth Sciences that combines lectures, seminars, excursions and field work in a collaborative atmosphere with individual supervision. In our 2-year Master curriculum, taught in conjunction with the University of Fribourg, students can follow their interests and specialize in various subdisciplines of Earth Science. Our graduates find employment in a wide spectrum of industries, government agencies and research institutions.
Planet Earth is our lab – Join in!
Update 20.1.22: The Federal Council has decided to extend in particular the obligation to work from home, as well as other measures. For the University of Bern, there are no changes for the time being. The general certificate requirement and the obligation to wear a mask remain in place for all activities that take place within the framework of the university.
The Rock Magnetism Group at the Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern is looking for Scientific Assistant.
Students answer questions like: Why did you decide for a Master's degree? What is the most interesting in the Master's program? What are you doing in your Master thesis? What would you recommend to Bachelor students?
You find our colloquia and seminars in the weekly program about 2-3 weeks after the start of the semester.
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