Welcome to the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Natural Sciences. The Faculty comprises the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Informatics, Mathematics, and Physics. Today there are about 9500 students (thereof 900 Ph.D. students and 3250 teacher trainees) being taught and coached by 222 professors, 10 junior professors, scientific staff (about 370) and academics, assisted by technical and administrative personnel.
The Faculty currently develops the following interdisciplinary research clusters and is across faculties involved in central main research of the University.
- Department of Biology
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Earth Sciences
- Department of Informatics
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Physics
The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Natural Sciences, with its biology, chemistry, earth science, informatics, mathematics and physics departments – significantly contributes to University of Hamburg’s research profile. Various rankings and ratings (Academic Council, German Research Foundation, CHE) attest to the importance of these disciplines.
Our research strengths are particularly evident in the CliSAP cluster of excellence, in two collaborative research centers, four research training groups, several associative projects of the Ministry of Education and Research and further successful acquisition of external funds. Established cooperation with non-university institutions in the region (e.g. DESY, HPI, BNI, GKSS, EMBL, MPI Meteorology, AWI, Federal Research Institute) constitutes an indispensable framework. The Faculty’s research clusters are:
- Earth, environment, resources, and risks
- Life Sciences
- Light and Matter
- Information and Communication