Master of Science in Biogeosciences (BGS)

A unique education programme associating Biology and Earth Science

In the fall of 2009, the Universities of Neuchâtel and Lausanne jointly started offering a Master in Biogeosciences.

This Master of Science in Biogeosciences is the result of the integration of two domains of natural sciences: biology and geology. It emerges from new fields of research at the multiple frontiers of these two disciplines.

Its main objective is to prepare students for new trans-disciplinary fields, based on an integrated approach of natural and man-made environments.

The areas covered are at the crossroads of disciplines such as:

  • external geodynamics
  • biogeochemistry
  • hydrogeology
  • pedology
  • vegetation studies
  • microbial ecology
  • plant physiology
  • mycology

It is not about a mere juxtaposition of two domains. Geologists and biologists keep on with their specialization, but they are now connected by a solid bridge : BIOGEOSCIENCES !

People in charge of the programme

UniNE: Prof. Edward Mitchell 
tel : + 41 32 718 23 45


UniL:  Prof. Torsten Vennemann
tel : +41 21 692 44 64


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