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

The Matriculation Ceremony in the Alte Mensa
With the ceremonial enrollment, TU Bergakademie Freiberg welcomes on 19. October their new students. As of the winter semester 2021/22 around 600 first-year students (as of 18. October; Registration deadline runs until the end of October). … weiterlesen

Two young scientists at the measuring platform
The first test campaign of the ESF-funded RoBiMo project is currently underway. Young researchers are testing the current status of the robot-based water monitoring system on Saxon reservoirs and collecting data that will then be evaluated with a view to climate change development. … weiterlesen

Clouds over mountains in Northern Spain
A new study identifies nine specific large-scale weather patterns that influence extreme precipitation over the Mediterranean. Making use of this connection between localized extremes and large-scale weather variability can help to better predict heavy rainfall up to three weeks ahead. … weiterlesen

Year-round ozone stress and other environmental pollution damage the trees
As researchers found in a recent study, ozone pollution in the Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge) has not decreased in the winter months since the late 1990s. As a result, the forests suffer from ozone stress all year round, even though the air in Central Europe as a whole has become cleaner. … weiterlesen

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