Mission statement

The mission of the Institut für Geologie und Paläontologie is to advance the understanding of the Earth System and its evolution through excellence in research and teaching. Earth is a planet constantly evolving already for over 4.5 billion years. Its surface, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere as well as its climate system are increasingly modified by human activity. Understanding the Earth System and its evolution is indispensable for the wellbeing and future of society.