20th anniversary

Historic picture of Jena Historic picture of Jena Image: IGW

The Institute of Geosciences looked back on 20 years of its existence with a festive event on November 9, 2012. Students and staff as well as interested guests were invited to the auditorium and to a subsequent celebration in the institute building at Burgweg.

With the large-scale research projects (e.g. DFG priority program "Biogeochemical Interfaces in Soil", EU project Umbrella) or the top research project INFLUINS, in which the large-scale fluid dynamics in the Thuringian Basin are also investigated from the point of view of the opportunities and risks of the use of the subsurface as well as the sustainable protection of drinking water reserves, it is documented that the Institute of Geosciences is a central and indispensable partner for the state of Thuringia. Also by establishing and operating the Thuringian Seismic Network or the geodynamic observatory in Moxa, the Institute of Geosciences performs indispensable tasks with regard to the long-term observation of possible geohazards for the state of Thuringia.

In addition, the Institute of Geosciences, with its now two bachelor's and three master's degree programs in the fields of geosciences (geology, geophysics, mineralogy) and biogeosciences, is the center for the university training of competent and competitive graduates for Thuringian SMEs, companies, public authorities and municipalities.

Ceremony in the Aula of the University of Jena
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Institute Director Prof. Dr. Kai Uwe Totsche
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Vice President Research Prof. Dr. Thorsten Heinzel
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Prof. retired Dr. Harald Lützner
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Prof. retired Dr. Reinhard Gaupp
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Lecture 20 years IGW A review as mineralogist
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Prof. retired Dr. Klaus Heide
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Science slam of young scientists
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