In the Masters and Bachelors study programs we teach how to use natural sciences for understanding the structure, evolution and dynamic of planet Earth. This covers processes ranging from the deep inner Earth to those at the Earth's surface. Understanding processes of the solid Earth is the essence of geoscientific research and an important part for solving current, societally relevant environmental problems. 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).