Degree / LevelShort CourseCourse locationFrankfurt am MainIn cooperation withSenckenberg Research InstituteCourse language(s)EnglishLanguage LevelRequirementsStudents in a Master's programme or advanced in a Bachelor's programme (at least two years of studies), subject orientation: biology, geology, environmental sciences, geographyDatesJuly 16 - August 10, 2018 (Registration Deadline March 31, 2018, Arrival July 15, 2018, Departure August 11, 2018)TopicMathematics, Natural Sciences in generalCourse contentNatural 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:
Hours per week15Places per course / group20ECTS creditsup to 6
- 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
Dates and costsJuly 16 - August 10, 2018 (Registration Deadline March 31, 2018, Arrival July 15, 2018, Departure August 11, 2018), Costs: EUR 2000.-Costs included
Costs not included
- Course Fees
- Social Programme
For further Information, please refer to Service.Additional Information about the costsPrice includes tuition fee, accommodation (hotel) with breakfast, transportation ticket in the city, insurance, and social programme
Before you submit your binding registration, please note the terms and conditions of the relevant course provider.
AccommodationAccommodation arranged by the course provider.Type of accommodationSingle room (hotel)
Double room (hotel)Further accommodation informationAccommodation 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.MealsValue for money lunch available in the student restaurantAverage price for lunch in the student restaurant3.50 EURSocial and leisure programmeCity 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 accessYes
ContactAbout the UniversityGoethe 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 CitySituated 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 informationParticipants 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.