The Master's and PhD programmes of the GSG focus on the Earth system and sustainability, from the local to the global scale. We study the Earth: from the Earth's core to its surface, including man's spatial and material utilisation of the Earth – always with a focus on sustainability and innovation. Our unique combination of expertise in both natural and social sciences in a single faculty will enable us to reach our ambitions to teach the next generation of geoscientists and to perform excellent research with academic and societal impact in Earth and sustainability. 

Micro and macro level

Research and education in this challenging field are disciplinary and interdisciplinary in nature and vary in scale and scope, for instance:

  • From processes which control the structure and properties of the Earth’s crust (tectonics) to transport processes of small particles in water.
  • From global biodiversity issues to individual travel behaviour of people.
  • From the role of global institutions in enhancing sustainable development to business innovations on the local scale.
  • From soil subsidence in major delta areas to health-related issues in cities.

We always seek for connections between people and their environment, between socio-economic structures and individual behaviour, between global and local approaches, between short-term and long-term projections and processes, and between science and practice.

International scope

Research and education within the Graduate School of Geosciences have a strong international scope. We:

  • attract students and research staff from all over the world.
  • stimulate students and early career researchers to gain experiences abroad.
  • analyse processes and phenomena on all continents.
  • cooperate with many foreign universities and institutions.
  • publish in international journals.

For further information, see Graduate School of Geosciences: Profile and Governance.