Department of Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences collectively offers bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees for the subjects of Earth Sciences and Geography. 

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Lecturer Position in Human Geography (75%)

The Geography Unit seeks to hire a lecturer (maître-assistant -e / Oberassistent -in) to complement the teaching and research group in Human Geography.

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Global warming is causing new rivers to form on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet.

By using more than 25,000 satellite images, Andrew Tedstone and Horst Machguth, two researchers from the University of Fribourg, were able to observe that the runoff of water from the melting of the Greenland…

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1.5 million Swiss francs for cryospheric research in Central Asia

While glaciers are shrinking worldwide, those in the Pamir Mountains in Central Asia show less change. They and the other components of the cryosphere (snow and permafrost) are key unknowns for future…

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