Welcome to the Department of Geosciences/ Geography of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt


Geoscience / Geography

The Department of Geosciences and Geography, like no other department, offers a broad variety of study paths for students and scientists.

Interdisciplinary research, not only within the faculty, but also in close cooperation with other departments, is an outstanding quality of the Geosciences at Frankfurt University.

The main research areas are the structures and dynamics of the Earth´s interior and surface. A close look at the history of our planet, the evolution of landscapes as well as of lifeforms and the analysis of their habitats in a global view is part of the scientific and educational work. The complex and versatile interactions and connections between figure, composition and dynamics of the environment and life and evolution of mankind is a major aspect in geoscientific and geographical research.

There are four institutes holding 36 chairs and over 1000 students in the Department of Geosciences and Geography at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.

Since April 2007 the three institutes of the Department of Geosciences and Geography, the Institute of Geoscience, the Institute of Physical Geography and the Institute of Atmosphere and Environment, are located at the scientific Campus Riedberg in the new Geocenter. Since March 2013 the Institue of Anthropogeography is located in the new PEG-Building on Campus Westend.