Welcome to the Institute of Applied Geosciences (AGW) at KIT, founded in 1825. Our innovations in teaching and research strive for a sustainable use of the subsurface on GeoEnergy, Groundwater, RawMaterials and Storage. The institute consists of seven chairs and has a collegial board of directors, represented by an executive director.

From left to right: Prof. Dr. Philipp Blum, Prof. Dr. Nico Goldscheider, Prof. Dr. Christoph Hilgers, Prof. Dr. Thomas Kohl, Prof. Dr. Jochen Kolb, Prof. Dr. Frank Schilling, Prof. Dr. Armin Zeh


At the edge of the volcano: A research trip in times of Corona

While the world holds its breath because of the corona crisis, Valentin Goldberg is on the remote volcano Tolhuaca in Chile - and at first, he doesn't notice anything.

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ThinkTank book online

Our book on "Mining, smelting, recycling - is the German demand and supply of raw materials resilient?" (in German) by Christoph Hilgers, Jochen Kolb and Ivy Becker is now published by the ThinkTank Industrial Resources Strategies. Growing world population, increasing prosperity, enegy transition and others will cause a significant increase the global demand and competition on raw materials.

ThinkTank book
Lock-up CO2 - Prof. F.rank Schilling on ZDF- & 3SAT-TV about Carbon Capture & Storage

"Ten years ago we could have solved the whole problem to a large extent simply by changing land use. Today we need enormous amounts of negative emissions, i.e. CO2, which is actively removed from the atmosphere." (3SAT movie link)

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KIT is the best university in geosciences in Germany

Geosciences at KIT in the ranking by U.S.News (2020) in first place nationwide.


Article in US News