Partners and Cooperations

The IGB is continuously developing further its cooperations with universities, leading research institutions, as well as with public organisations - at regional, national and international level. At present, IGB has formal collaboration contracts with more than 36 universities and research institutes world wide.

External scientists are cordially invited to apply for a research fellowship at IGB (IGB Fellowship Program).

Cooperation with Universities
The IGB substantially contributes to the teaching at and the research with various partner universities.

Joint professorships:
IGB holds seven (including two depending) professorships with the three universities in Berlin (HU,FU,TU) and the University of Potsdam (UP). Furthermore, two junior professorships and one honorary professorship have been established.

Currently 23 scientists are teaching aquatic ecology and inland fisheries at eight universities in Germany. The unique international master in "Fisheries Science and Aquaculture" at Humboldt University consitutes a core teaching activity by IGB scientists.

Graduate schools and collaborative research centers:
  • DFG Graduate College (780): "Urban-Ecological Perspectives"
  • SFB (SFB/TRR 38): "Structures and processes of the initial ecosystem development phase in an artificial water catchment"
Excellence initiative and DFG Competence Center for Biodiversity Research:
  • CEBAS: "Center for Biodiversity Analysis and Synthesis"
  • DCPS: "Dahlem Center of Plant Science"
  • Milieu: "Men in Urban Agglomerations, the Influence of Climate and Environmental Issues"
  • Future Land -Graduate School: "Wege zu einer nachhaltigen Landnutzung"

Regional and national research networks

initiated by IGB or under substantial  participation of IGB
  • The Hyporheic Network ("Hyporheisches Netzwerk") serves as a platform for scientific and methodological exchange among institutions (in Germany) involved in hyporheic research.
  • The Berlin Center for Genomics in Biodiversity Research serves as a common platform for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) applications for two universities (FU and UP), three Leibniz Institutes (IZW, MfN, IGB), and the Botanical Garden/Botanical Museum Berlin (BGBM).
  • The Leibniz-Network Biodiversity ("Leibniz Verbund Biodiversität") integrates the competences of 28 Leibniz Institutes from environmental sciences, life sciences, spatial sciences, as well as socioeconomic sciences, performing biodiversity research.