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Language and Short Courses in Germany 2018

Frankfurt Summer School - Natural and Life Sciences: "Biodiversity and Global Change" • Goethe-Universität Frankfurt • Frankfurt am Main

  • Degree / Level
    Short Course
    Course location
    Frankfurt am Main
    In cooperation with
    Senckenberg Research Institute
    Course language(s)
    Language Level
    Students in a Master's programme or advanced in a Bachelor's programme (at least two years of studies), subject orientation: biology, geology, environmental sciences, geography
    July 16 - August 10, 2018 (Registration Deadline March 31, 2018, Arrival July 15, 2018, Departure August 11, 2018)
    Mathematics, Natural Sciences in general
    Course content
    Natural and Life Sciences: "Biodiversity and Global Change"

    Biodiversity in today's ecosystems as well as in ancient environments millions of years ago is the focus of research for many scientists within the broad field of bio- and geosciences at the Goethe University of Frankfurt.
    The knowledge of numerous organisms is still limited. This applies, in particular, to their evolution and ecology as well as to their significance in the field of paleoclimatology and paleoceanography. Modern methods such as DNA analysis and modelling give new insights into biodiversity and processes that take place over large scales in space and time, which enables us to reconstruct the past environment.

    We are looking forward to teaching and sharing our knowledge on various subjects including:
    • How fungi can help to save the world - integrative research on diversity, systematics, and applied aspects of fungi
    • Biodiversity in time and space: paleoceanography and paleoclimatology
    • Biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems for assessment of anthropogenic impacts
    • Man and the biosphere in the past and the present
    Hours per week
    Places per course / group
    ECTS credits
    up to 6
  • Dates and costs
    July 16 - August 10, 2018 (Registration Deadline March 31, 2018, Arrival July 15, 2018, Departure August 11, 2018), Costs: EUR 2000.-
    Costs included
    • Course Fees
    • Accommodation
    • Social Programme
    Costs not included
    • Meals
    For further Information, please refer to Service.
    Additional Information about the costs
    Price includes tuition fee, accommodation (hotel) with breakfast, transportation ticket in the city, insurance, and social programme
  • Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
    International Office
    Anne Le Duigou Bernig
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 133
    60325 Frankfurt am Main
    Before you submit your binding registration, please note the terms and conditions of the relevant course provider.
  • Accommodation
    Accommodation arranged by the course provider.
    Type of accommodation
    Single room (hotel)
    Double room (hotel)
    Further accommodation information
    Accommodation will be provided for the duration of your stay (breakfast included). All participants share double rooms. If you prefer to stay in a single room, please contact us. Additional accommodation costs for a single room must be covered by the participant.
    Value for money lunch available in the student restaurant
    Average price for lunch in the student restaurant
    3.50 EUR
    Social and leisure programme
    City tour of Frankfurt; cultural sights in and around Frankfurt: St Paul's Church, Goethe House; study trips to Heidelberg, Strasbourg (European Parliament, Old Town), and Rheingau (wine region along the river Rhine); cultural evening programme; optional excursion: weekend in Berlin
    Please note that the expenses for the visit to Berlin are not included in the programme fee.
    Free-of-charge internet access
  • Contact
    About the University
    Goethe University Frankfurt (47,000 students), positioned among the top international research universities, offers a wide variety of academic programmes, a diverse group of research institutes, and a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex problems. The university is named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Frankfurt-born polymath renowned for his exceptional contributions to literature, science, and philosophy.
    About the City
    Situated in Germany's most cosmopolitan and international city, the university attracts a diverse body of students and researchers from around the world. Students at Goethe University benefit from studying and living in Frankfurt - the largest financial and trading centre in Europe - with plenty of opportunities to learn and practise speaking German.
    Additional information
    Participants can gain up to three ECTS points by taking part in the German language course.
    After the summer school has ended, you will receive a "transcript of records" specifying the ECTS points you have gained during Frankfurt Summer School.
  • Contact

    Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

    International Office

    Anne Le Duigou Bernig
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 133
    60325 Frankfurt am Main

    Tel. +49 (0) 69-79 81 72 47

  • Services

    • Accommodation Arranged
    • Social Programme
    • Special Support and Advice Services
    • Free-of-charge internet access
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