Interdisciplinary Environmental Research Centre

Since 1765, the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg contributes to technological and scientific progress. The term "sustainability" was already coined here in the 18th Century (by Chief mining officer Hans-Carl von Carlowitz) and there have continually been individual professorships and working groups dedicated to meet the challenges of environmentally friendly development.

Today, expertise in science and technology, environmental economics and social sciences unite in the Interdisciplinary Environmental Research Centre (IÖZ) of TU Bergakademie Freiberg – to address problems and to help solve them and to contribute to avoiding emerging challenges. In an effort to introduce a broader range of experience and expertise, the Centre pools the environmental expertise within the university.

IÖZ — Bridging Education, Research and Business

Research is performed in the fields of Ecology and Geoecology (Earth System Science), Environmental Geochemistry and Environmental Microbiology, Environmental and Resource Management as well as Industrial Archaeology. Teaching and special courses as well as continuing education for interdisciplinary environment-focused fields of study are offered to our students and to practitioners. Together with IÖZ’s Association of Practice Partners (Verein der PraxisPartner des IÖZ e.V.), internships for students are provided and joint projects are carried out with regional small- and medium-size companies.


News

Finance Minister of Saxony Prof. Georg Unland uses an excavator to turn the firs
The first sod has been turned on the Messeplatz in Freiberg for the construction of two new buildings: The Center for Efficient High-Temperature Substance Conversion and a lecture theatre complex & library for TU Bergakademie Freiberg. … weiterlesen
Freiberg students and scientists measuring soil respiration © Jörg Matschullat
In February this year researchers of TU Bergakademie Freiberg took gas and soil samples in the Amazon basin to investigate the influence of soils on regional climate change. Six months later, the scientists travelled again to Brazil for further investigations. … weiterlesen
Dr. Dirk Tischler in the laboratory © TU Bergakademie Freiberg
On May 25, Dr. Dirk Tischler from the Institute of Biosciences at TU Bergakademie Freiberg was admitted to the DECHEMA Future Forum on biotechnology at the Environment Research Center in Leipzig, Germany, where he will be engaged in new biotech research fields. … weiterlesen
bacterial colonies of the discovered species Sphingopyxis fribergensis on a cult
Scientists belonging to Prof. Dr. Michael Schlömann's environmental microbiology working group at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg discovered and characterized and a new bacterial species. Sphingopyxis fribergensis is the first microorganism discovered at the TU in Freiberg. … weiterlesen
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