Information about the VeWA partner institutes
Goethe University was founded in 1914 as a unique “citizens' university", financed by wealthy citizens in Frankfurt, Germany. Named in 1932 after one of the city's most famous natives, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, today the university has over 48,000 students.
The Institute of Geosciences is based at Goethe University's Riedberg Campus, situated 10 km North of Frankfurt City Centre. Campus Riedberg is home to the natural sciences at Goethe University — geo-sciences/geography, physics, biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacy, and biology. Modern buildings offer state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories. The Otto Stern Center forms the heart and center of the campus, providing not only a library and lecture hall center, but a place for students and faculty to gather.
The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung - Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research is a member of the Leibniz Association with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. With more than 900 employees Senckenberg runs research institutes and museums across Germany, including the Senckenberg Natural History Museum Frankfurt. The Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre and the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt are both located close to Frankfurt city centre.