Welcome on the Web Pages of the Department of Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Tübingen includes more than 30 professorships from the general fields of geology, mineralogy, geography, environmental sciences, and archaeology. It is thus one of the largest departments of its kind at German universities.



The department offers study programs in the fields of geosciences, geography, environmental sciences, and archaeology. Information for prospective and current students can be found under the menu point Study. Some work groups describe details about their courses on their individual web pages.



The research topics within the department are manifold. The menu point Research contains an overview of general research themes covered within the department. Research information about individual work groups can be found on their web pages.


Work Groups

The work groups of the department are organized in the five research areas Applied Geosciences, Geography, Mineralogy & Geodynamics, Palaeobiology, and Prehistory & Archaeological Sciences.


Buildings, Contact Persons etc.

The menu point Service contains information about the administrative and technical responsibilities within the department. Contact persons related to study programs are listed within the menu point Study.


And how do I get to the Dinosaurs, Minerals, and Archaeological Artifacts?

The collections within the department contain worldwide known artifacts, like the ivory statuettes from Vogelherd. A (virtual) visit is worthwhile!


Department of Geosciences

Hölderlinstr. 12

72074 Tübingen



Prof. Dr. Todd Ehlers


Head of Administration:

Dr. Wolfgang Bott

Tel.: +49-(0)7071-29-76862

Fax: +49-(0)7071-29-5059