Goethe University
Frankfurt am Main

Focus lies in unravelling how humans interact with their terrestrial environment and how global change is influencing these interactions. Both quantitative and qualitative methods are used to explore current, past and future environmental changes. The institute is home to about 50 academic, research and technical staff and teaches some 600 students in various undergraduate and graduate programs.

Research groups at the Institute of Physical Geography:

  • AG Bodenkunde – Prof. Dr. Heinrich Thiemeyer
  • AG Fernerkundung & Geoinformation – Dr. Irene Marzolff
  • AG Funktionelle Biogeographie – Professur z.Zt. vacant,
    ehemals Prof. Dr. Steven Higgins
  • AG Geoecology und Physical Geography – Prof. Dr. Jürgen Runge
  • AG Hydrology – Prof. Dr. Petra Döll
  • AG Modelling of the terrestrial biosphere –
    Prof. Dr. Thomas Hickler (»BiK-F)
  • AG Physical Geography and Environment –
    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wunderlich

Department of Physical Geography

– Bachelor of Science Geography

– Master of Science Physical Geography (study profile water)

– Master of Science Environmental Sciences

Altenhöferallee 1, 60433 Frankfurt
Academic advice: Dr. Irene Marzolff
Geography: www.geostud.de
Environmental Sciences: www.uni-frankfurt.de/

Potential fields of work:

  • Consulting
  • Engineering offices and administration
  • Research and science
  • International aid
  • Natural hazard management
  • Nature conservation and environmental protection
  • Hydrological modelling and GIS

Entry requirement: For applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification: DSH-2

Application and enrolment:

Bachelor: www.uni-frankfurt.de/34789085/bewerbung
Master: www.uni-frankfurt.de/36351994/overview?

Hydrological courses (selection):

  • Hydro-geography
  • Hydrological modelling
  • Water quality
  • GIS for hydrological questions
  • Hydrological field exercises
  • Sustainable water management
  • Hydrological seminar with variable topics

Hydrology Research Group

Prof. Dr. Petra Döll

Research foci:

  • Global water modelling
  • Methods for transdisciplinary knowledge integration and participatory processes