University of Hamburg - School of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences

Introduction
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The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences (MIN) comprises the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Informatics, Mathematics, and Physics.

Around 8,500 students, of which 1,000 are doctoral students and 1,800 trainee teachers, are taught and supervised by some 200 professors and 370 postdoctoral research assistants.

In recent years, the MIN Faculty has earned an outstanding reputation for research and teaching. Two federal Clusters of Excellence and external funding totaling €47.5 million in 2012 reflect the Faculty’s development and enable, in cooperation with external research institutions, a combination of basic and interdisciplinary research on topics of relevance to society. Research centers have grown from the federal Clusters of Excellence to enhance Universität Hamburg’s international competitiveness in the natural sciences.

With its bachelor’s programs at full capacity, the MIN Faculty helps to mitigate the shortage of qualified specialists in the mathematics, informatics, natural science, and technology (MINT) professions. Programs are subject to continuous reform measures. In collaboration with students, the Faculty has pioneered significant changes such as greater independence in the organization of studies, the abolition of deadline regulations, and greater flexibility and choice in the selection of subject combinations.

The MIN Faculty has set off along a common path – and the steps taken so far attest to our potential. We would like current discussion on the structural developments and conditions at Universität Hamburg to be pursued with a view towards high-quality research and teaching. This can only strengthen the University and the MIN Faculty.

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The MIN Faculty comprises the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Informatics, Mathematics, and Physics in addition to the Center for Bioinformatics.

Around 8,500 students, of which 1,000 are doctoral students and 1,800 trainee teachers, are taught and supervised by some 200 professors and 370 postdoctoral research assistants.

The MIN Faculty is currently developing the following interdisciplinary research clusters:

  • Climate, Earth, Environment
  • Matter and the Universe
  • Structural Biology and Infection Research

It is involved in key research areas being conducted across the Faculties and central to Universität Hamburg.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

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Master's Program in Integrated Climate System Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Hamburg

The English-language MSc in Integrated Climate System Sciences (ICSS) combines elements of the atmospheric, hydrospheric, cryospheric and biospheric natural sciences with those of economics and the social sciences. [+]

Master's Program in Integrated Climate System Sciences The English-language MSc in Integrated Climate System Sciences (ICSS) combines elements of the atmospheric, hydrospheric, cryospheric and biospheric natural sciences with those of economics and the social sciences. The program has an internationally unique focus on physics and modelling and offers three areas of specialization: physics of the climate system biogeochemistry of the climate system climate-related economics and social sciences The ICSS program is research oriented and imparts knowledge of and skills in climate research. A solid background in climate physics prepares students for careers in an interdisciplinary field of science requiring the ability to communicate with colleagues from different disciplines, to apply a diverse range of methods from various subject areas to climate-related research questions, as well as the ability to generate, interpret and combine scientific results. Classes are limited to 20 students. This research-oriented program was accredited by ASIIN in 2010. A master’s degree in Integrated Climate System Sciences lays the foundation for a career in science and research and qualifies students to pursue a doctoral degree. It further qualifies graduates for a career as climate science consultant or spokesperson in international organizations, as well as global enterprises and agencies. Curriculum The two-year curriculum consists of eleven modules. The first semester lays the foundation for the rest of the program (research skills, review of basic principles in mathematics and physics fort the climate sciences, functioning and variability of the climate system, principles of economic and social sciences). The second semester is... [-]

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Universität Hamburg
Grindelberg 5
20144 Hamburg

Hamburg, DE