Geo-ecosystems in Transition on the Tibetan Plateau (TransTiP)

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Welcome to the homepage of the International Research Training Group 2309

The IRTG "Geoecosystems in transition on the Tibetan Plateau" (TransTiP) is an international research training program which grants German and foreign students an international education within the cooperative environments of Technische Universität Braunschweig, Leibniz Universität Hannover and Friedrich Schiller University Jena. TransTiP offers a PhD program specializing in Geosciences with a research and teaching focuses on:

  • Sediment fluxes
  • Carbon fluxes
  • Water fluxes and water quality

TransTiP provides graduate student training organized in tandem projects which are run by two German and at least one Chinese PI. Sino-German collaboration is characterized by a six-month research stay at the partner university.

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News & Events

3rd Literature Seminar

On April 28. and 29. our 3rd Literature Seminar was held online.

2 new doctoral researchers

We are happy to welcome Dongmei Wu and Lianqing Zhang as DAAD-fellowships within our IRTG.

Kick-Off Meeting for TransTiP's Second Cohort

The second cohort of doctoral researchers started their work in January 2021 within the International Research Training Group "Geo-ecosystems in…

Welcome to 9 new doctoral researchers

We heartly welcome Aida Taghavi Bayat, Andrés Tangarife Escobar, Carolina Urbina Malo, Madhuri Sugand, Mauricio Bonilla Flores, Petra Steffens,…

Vacancy: PostDoc Position

Within the IRTG TransTiP, we now offer 1 postdoctoral postion dealing with molecular ecology of modern and ancient freshwater (micro-) organisms in…

2020 TransTiP virtual Summer School

The first completely virtual Summer School was held August 31 to September 5, 2020.

Vacancy: 10 Doctoral Positions

Within the IRTG TransTiP, we now offer 10 doctoral postions.

Die Überwachung der Gletscher in Zeiten des Klimawandels

Tagung „GeoMonitoring“ in Braunschweig


Second Fieldwork campaign in Tibet

Logbuch zur 2. Expedition nach Tibet

2019 TPE & TransTiP Science and Technology Training in Chengdu

Logbook on Second Expedition to Tibet

Spokeswoman Germany

Prof. Dr. es sci Antje Schwalb

TU Braunschweig
Institut für Geosysteme und Bioindikation
Langer Kamp 19c
38106 Braunschweig

Phone +49 531 391-7241
Fax +49 531 391-8130


TransTiP Coordination Office

Dr. Nicole Börner & Julia Saul

TU Braunschweig
Institut für Geosysteme und Bioindikation
Langer Kamp 19c
38106 Braunschweig

Phone +49 531 391-7248
Fax +49 531 391-8130