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11 Mar, 14:15
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12 Mar, 10:15
Environmental epidemiology applied to climate sciences
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Particle export during the last glacial cycle in Southern Indian Ocean sediment cores
Master thesis Antoine Thévenaz, 2019
A kind of dream job
Nicole Glaus decided on a climate master’s at the OCCR's Graduate School of Climate Sciences because of its versatility. Today she works as a TV meteorologist.
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Low unemployment rates
A review of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey by USA Today journalists identified the college majors with the lowest unemployment rates. Check out the top three ranked disciplines - there all disciplines our master in Climate Sciences combines.
The Climate Farmers
Former Master students of Climate Sciences have co-founded TaPatate!, a project of sustainable agriculture. Danielle Huser, Noemi Imfeld, and Armin Komposch grow organic vegetables and sell them to active stakeholders. Read more (PDF, 5 MB, in German)
MSc Climate Sciences student going strong
Congratulations to Pablo Carballo, MSc Climate Sciences (just above the mascot), and his team SC Kreuzlingen for securing the Swiss Waterpolo Cup as well as the Swiss Waterpolo Chamionship.
Graduates with a Master of Science successful on job market
Graduates with a Master of Science, University of Bern (including MSc Climate Sciences) are very successful on the Swiss job market. According to the Federal Statistical Office, less than 6% of the MSc Graduates U Bern remain unemployed one year after the Graduation. More than 90 % of the employments are adequate to the level of a Master education. The median annual salary amounts to 72,000 CHF (72,000 $US) for a full time employment.
Sources: Federal Statistical Office and Swiss Education Report 2018
MSc Climate Sciences student flying high
Congratulations to Thomas Lanz, MSc Climate Sciences, and his team Wacker Thun for securing the Swiss Handball Championship in a dramatic game four of the playoff finals.
Student Council spoils first-year students with Apéro Riche
The Climate Sciences Student Council offered an apéro riche for the first-year Climate Sc. students after the second day of the introductory workshop. The occasion was seized by many to network and and ask questions that arise at the start of the master studies. Rumors have it that there were so many climate-related topics to discuss that the Co-President needed to get more drinks...
Delegation of MSc students at StuMeTa
For the first time, a delegation of master students from the OCCR Graduate School of Climate Sciences attended the StuMeTa (Studentische Meteorologen-Tagung) held in Karlsruhe this year. Social aspects did not go amiss besides informative lectures on topics such as hail and climate change, career opportunities at the German Weather Sercive and interactive workshops on climate politics or tropical meteorology.
Climate Career Evening 2017
ClimateAlumni from a wide range of academic, public and private sectors shared their experiences in the professional life with current students of the Graduate School. Discussions turned around job applications, sunny and dark sides, networking, offers for internships, career horizons and ways to contribute to society as climate experts in general - simply inspiring.
Two PhDs Climate Sciences win Poster Awards at SGCD
Leonie Bernet and Regula Mülchi have been awarded for the best posters at the 18th Swiss Global Change Day in the category Atmosphere / Hydrosphere. They were honored with conference travel grants of 1000 CHF each. Have a look at the posters (PDF from proclim website):
Regula Mülchi: Human Influence on the Runoff Regime and Runoff Extremes of the River Thur?
Leonie Bernet: Cloud Effect on Temperature Profiles from Microwave Radiometry