A welcome to all first semester students

Coming from other German universities or from abroad (assisted by the International Center at Kiel university (IC)), we hope you had a good arrival and found yourself already accommodated to Kiel and the Christian-Albrechts-University (CAU).

Unfortunately there will be restrictions to teaching according to CAUs Corona-pandemic rules (information for students). Most lectures and seminars will be given as online courses.

Since winter semester 2019/2020 a tutoring system has been implemented. Experienced scientists and lecturers will guide students through the curriculum. Students will communicate to tutors about missing information/obstacles/problems related to the curriculum (e.g. language, cultural differences of learning and teaching, housing etc.). This feedback approach will help us to improve the curriculum in an evolutionary process. Furthermore tutors are giving a first impression of upfront scientific work within their daily research activities to the students – linking them closer to the scientific community.

Current tutors are: Dr. A. Antia, Dr. E. Briski, Prof. Dr. U. Hentschel Humeida, Dr. M. Lenz, Dr. F. Melzner, Prof. Dr. A. Oschlies, Dr. M. Pahlow, Prof. Dr. T. Reusch, Prof. Dr. M. Wahl, Dr. F. Weinberger, Prof. Dr. A. Z. Worden.


Please read the following information carefully.

  • Almost all of the curriculum's lectures and practical courses will be given in the GEOMAR main building West shore (Düsternbrooker Weg 20).​​​​​​​

  • For a good start please use all available information.

Your first day in M.Sc. Biological Oceanography at GEOMAR

Entering GEOMAR's west shore main building (Düsternbrooker Weg 20, map below), you find yourself in the lobby of the ground floor. To the left there is the library as well as the computing center. Below the ground floor is the first basement level, were most of the lecture and practical rooms are located.

Start of the curriculum winter semester 2021/2022:

October, 18 (starting at 10 am) Dr. Melzner (head of curriculum) and other scientists will give an introductory lecture (large practical room (B52)).

Have your matriculation number and your stu-email address at hand to complete our - up to then preliminary - participants list. As you will have practical courses at sea very soon, we need additional data (e.g. your passport number) latest on October 25.

Courses with compulsory attendance (FPO).

Student body (Fachschaft)

General regulations concerning exams can be found here.

UnivIS: CAU general information system (open to public (lectures, timetables, persons, rooms etc.)).

OpenOLAT: CAU e-learning platform. All course information and material (registered OpenOLAT users only).

...... Kiel - summer impressions just outside GEOMAR west shore building......

  • OLAT is the central online learning platform of CAU. On OLAT you always find recent material for lectures, seminars etc. 

  • Dr. Jörg Süling

    Hohenbergstr. 2
    Room 114
    Phone: +49 (0)431 600-4454
    E-mail: jsueling(at)geomar.de   
    Consultation Tuesday 8-9 am and Thursday 2-3 pm - currently only by E-mail, online or telephone

    Annegret Stuhr
    Room 323
    Phone: +49 431 600-4028
    Email: astuhr(at)geomar.de

  • Next application period: February 1 to April 30, 2021!

    More information at "how to aply"

  • Chairman of Examination Board 

    Thorsten Reusch
    Christian Albrecht University 
    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel 

    Office Examination Board (web)

    Marianne Lange  Tel. 0431/880-3724 (Raum E 50)
    Ines Wetzel   Tel. 0431/880-4157 (Raum E 51)

    Prüfungsamt Biologie
    Am Botanischen Garten 7
    24118 Kiel
    FAX 0431/880-5704