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Institute of Geosciences

Welcome to the website of the Institute of Geosciences!

The Institute of Geosciences at Bonn University combines the departments of Geology, Geochemistry/Petrology, Geophysics, Meteorology and Palaeontology. Within these departments, the disciplines of environmental geology, hydrogeology, sedimentology, geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, structural geology, geophysics, geodynamics, climate dynamics, theoretical meteorology, radar polarimetry and palaeobotany, micropalaeontology and invertebrate and vertebrate palaeontology are covered.

Combined with 2 Bachelor and 4 Master programmes in 2 teaching units, the Institute of Earth Sciences offers a broad spectrum of theoretical and practical disciplines for orientation in university research and teaching.

See for yourself on the following pages!

Teaching & Learning

In this section we present the studies in our degree programmes and the teaching.

You would like to study in the geosciences?
Here you will find all the information you need to apply:

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In this section you will get an overview of the departments at the Institute.

News and Events

Below you will find a compilation of news and events at the Institute of Geosciences including the current research colloquium.

Updates from across the Institute of Geosciences

Last week, we launched our Erasmus+ cooperation project in Bonn and Cologne, which aims to present scientific findings on climate change in a way that is suitable for children. In this international project, we coordinate eight partner institutions from six European countries, including kindergartens, technical schools and youth centers from Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Italy, Poland and Spain. Our aim is to encourage even the youngest children to take a scientifically sound and sustainable approach to climate and climate change.


Curious about studying meteorology in Bonn?
In the following video clip students, researchers and teachers of the subject meteorology of the University of Bonn report.


Our colleague, Vert.-Prof. Dr. Lisa Schielicke has been awarded the Teaching Award of the Faculty 2022.
Ms. Schielicke represents courses in both the compulsory and elective areas of the bachelor's and master's programs of the teaching unit Meteorology and Geophysics. She covers introductory basic knowledge as well as special and in-depth topics of meteorological research. Her lectures are well received and highly praised by the students. By supervising theses in the field of atmospheric dynamics, Ms. Schielicke offers students additional research-related topics to choose from, which are gladly taken up. In addition, Ms. Schielicke is exceedingly involved in public relations for the Department of Meteorology and the course offerings.
We are very pleased and congratulate her!

Winter Wonder 2022

As part of the Christmas lecture on the module "Applied Geophysics", students were able to geophysically confirm the existence of a suspected marzipan core.

Research colloquium

Events of the research colloquium in the summer semester 2023:

Lecture series “Aspects of the Climate Crisis”

The next round of the lecture series "Aspects of the Climate Crisis", formerly "Aspects of Global Warming", will begin on October 24.

The lecture will take place from October 24 on Tuesdays from 18:15 to 19:45 in Lecture Hall 1 of the Lecture Hall Center on the Poppelsdorf campus.

In the public lecture series "Aspects of the Climate Crisis" at the University of Bonn, organized together with "End Fossil: Occupy! Bonn", a wide range of topics will once again be discussed: from the European Green Deal, microplastics and groundwater depletion to colonialism and the right of resistance. As in previous years, the event is also intended to provide a platform for committed, constructive and appreciative discussion.

Weitere Veranstaltungen folgen demnächst.

31. Januar 2021

Startpunkt der Rallye rund um den Hofgarten

Garderobenhalle/ Arkadenhof Hauptgebäude
Am Hof 1
53113 Bonn

Kurze Beschreibung von der Veranstaltung... Möchtest Du einmal eines Deiner Traumstudienfächer antesten? Willst Du wissen, wie die Uni-Institute von innen aussehen? Magst Du mit echten Studis und Dozentinnen und Dozenten sprechen? Dann bist du bei den Wissenschaftsrallyes der Universität Bonn richtig!

CHE Ranking Geosciences Bonn 2021

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At the University of Bonn, the subjects mathematics, geography, geosciences and chemistry have been rated particularly positively.




Studies in 2 teaching units


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