Geosciences and geography
The field of research in geosciences and geography spans all of Earth, from the glaciers in Antarctica to bustling metropolises. Earth and its changes throughout time are studied, for example, through the regional differentiation of cities and states, long-term environmental changes, tectonics and the structure and development of the planet.
Research units and science education
Research infrastructures

The Department of Geosciences and Geography has modern research laboratories and databases, research stations and a national network of seismic observation stations. Our laboratories serve research groups and provide analysis services for various purposes. Some of our laboratories also produce data and time series for use in the Department’s research and teaching.

Our research station in the Taita Hills in Kenya, established in 2011, is of great importance to research into local conditions and changes both nationally and internationally.