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Research Focus of Earth Sciences

The Research center of Earth Sciences encompasses all working groups from University of Potsdam’s Department of Earth and Environmental sciences, as well as members from other working groups in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences:

The following Young Research Groups are an integral part of the Research Focus:

The Research Focus has important alliances in research and training with the following research groups at the UP:

By cross-linking of research topics and course contents within the university the research initiative NEXUS:Earth Surface Dynamics has been established. Inter- and transdisciplinary within the university has been essential for the development of the Research center.. Networking in research and educational opportunities also extends beyond the university to the following extramural research institutions, all in the vicinity of Potsdam:

With some of these research institutions the Research Focus has partnered in European (EU-Horizon2020) and national research projects (DFG – German Research Foundation; BMBF – Federal Ministry of Education and Research). The Reseach Focus has been particularly successful to attract large-scale projects for the higher education – such as three DFG-funded Graduate Schools, and EU-funded Traininig Network initiatives (see here).