Since 2015, Senckenberg offers an international course in taxonomy and systematics. This two-week course is geared toward interested scientists who wish to apply modern approaches in taxonomy and systematics in their professional context and/or research, or who have a general interest in this branch of science.
Education in master’s and bachelor’s programs
Over 110 scientists at the SGN are involved in teaching students (reporting period summer semester 2016 – winter semester 2016/2017); 62 are committed to basic studies (Bachelor’s programs), and 92 to advanced education (Master’s programs) (double entries are possible). They offer classes at 20 national and 3 international colleges and universities (Fig. 1).
SGN teachers from the different institutes are involved in both basic as well as advanced education, primarily in subjects from the bio- and geo-sciences (Fig. 2).
In the reporting period, a total of 150 diploma, master’s, and bachelor’s theses as well as about 200 doctoral dissertations were overseen; of these, 91 diploma, BSc, and MSc theses and 35 doctoral dissertations were completed in 2016.
Senckenberg maintains an intensive cooperation with several international universities, which is illustrated, among others, by 26 cooperative professorships (Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, University of Bremen, TU Dresden, Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg, and University of Duisburg-Essen).
In addition, three adjunct professors, four honorary professors, and one junior professor are active at Senckenberg.