Germany, Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt Summer School - Natural and Life Sciences

when 21 July 2014 - 20 August 2014
duration 5 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 1800

Biodiversity in different ecosystems and natural as well as anthropogenic changes
evident in space and time are the focus of interest of many scientists at the Goethe
University of Frankfurt.
Numerous organisms, their interactions and ecological functions are still unknown, but
modern methods including molecular techniques and modeling give fascinating new
insights into biodiversity structures and processes over large scales in space and time.
We are looking forward to teaching and sharing our knowledge on different subjects
including among others (preliminary structure and titles):
• 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

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Meike Piepenbring; Prof. Dr. Jens Herrle

Target group

students in a Masters programme or advanced in a Bachelor programme (at least two years of studies), subject orientation: biology, geology, environmental sciences, geography

Course aim

Biodiversity in different ecosystems and natural as well as anthropogenic changes
evident in space and time are the focus of interest of many scientists at the Goethe
University of Frankfurt.
Numerous organisms, their interactions and ecological functions are still unknown, but
modern methods including molecular techniques and modeling give fascinating new
insights into biodiversity structures and processes over large scales in space and time.
We are looking forward to teaching and sharing our knowledge on different subjects
including among others (preliminary structure and titles):
• 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

Credits info

6 ECTS
Furthermore, you can gain up to 3 ECTS points for the German language course.

Fee info

EUR 1800: The programme fee for participants is 1,800 €.



The fee covers all tuition fees, accommodation, the social programme and health insurance. Students registered at one of our partner universities will receive an attractive discount. Please contact us.



Please note that all participants have to take care of the visa application including covering the visa application fees themselves if they need a visa for Germany.



Students enrolled at Goethe University are given the opportunity of taking part in Frankfurt Summer School for free if they are willing to support the international participants as buddies.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students from our Partner Universities. For further informations please check our website:

http://summerschool.uni-frankfurt.de/