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.


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Nations joined since 1971 according to https://rsis.ramsar.org/
The so-called Ramsar Convention was a breakthrough for international nature conservation law in 1971. The international treaty, which will be 50 years old on February 2, 2021, has proven to be very effective. … weiterlesen

Scientists testing the new measuring platform on a lake
Scientists of TU Freiberg have developed a robot which is able to measure water and environmental parameters on inland waters. Recently, the research group has been successfully testing the swimming device for the first time on a lake in the centre of the Saxon city. … weiterlesen

Coronavirus. Photo: ©wladimir1804 - stock.adobe.com
The new general ruling within the framework of infection protection will apply from 23 March until at least 5 April 2020, and the new regulations include exit restrictions and contact restrictions. … weiterlesen

Pedro Herrera Lormendez at his desk.
Pedro Herrera Lormendez is a doctoral student at the TU Freiberg and one of a total of 12 young researchers in the international training project "Climate Advanced Forecasting of sub-seasonal Extremes" (C.A.F.E.). There he is working on weather patterns and their changes due to climate change. … weiterlesen

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