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 9 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. We are open for applications by highly motivated graduate students with interest in Earth System Sciences.


July 15, 2019

Within the IRTG 2309, the following Positions are available:

1 doctoral position (3 years, 50-100%) within the project:Sediment flux analysis based on cosmogenic nuclides



30/07 to 20/08/2018 

First fieldwork campaign in Tibet

The TU Braunschweig Magazin offers some insights into our international measurement campaign on climate change in Asia (Logbuch über internationale Messkampagne zum Klimawandel in Asien)
(in German only)

Part 1 Angekommen auf dem Dach der Welt
Part 2 Basiscamp im traditionellen tibetischen Zeltlager
Part 3 Mühsames Arbeiten in dünner Luft
Part 4 Nam Co der höchstgelegene Salzsee wird zum Labor
Part 5 Klettern für die Wissenschaft



23/03/2019 Intercultural Training in Hohenheim (provided by GRK 2366)
01/04/2019 Research Seminar in Hannover
02-05/04/2019 block course on water and carbon cycles
02-24/05/2019 Fieldwork in Tibet
12-23/08/2019 TPE & TransTiP Science and Technology training in Chengdu, China
25/08-31/09/2019 Fieldwork in Tibet


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Spokeswoman Germany
Prof. Dr. es sci Antje Schwalb

Institut für Geosysteme und Bioindikation
TU Braunschweig
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38106 Braunschweig

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Scientific Coordinator
Dr. rer. nat. Nicole Börner

Institut für Geosysteme und Bioindikation
TU Braunschweig
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38106 Braunschweig

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