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Six reasons for Bern
Why study Climate Sciences in Bern?
Featured Thesis Figure
Response of lake stratification to forest density
Master thesis Luc Hächler, 2021
The winding road to success
15 February 2022
Chantal won a “2021 Oeschger Young Scientist’s Prize” for graduating at the top of her class. Now, as a PhD student, she does research on climate change and biodiversity.
The temporary climate scientist
15 February 2022
Luc Hächler graduated second best in his class among the students of the Graduate School of Climate Sciences and was awarded a “2021 Oeschger Young Scientist’s Prize”. He sees his professional future as a geoinformation analyst.
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On the trail of urban heat islands
4 February 2021
Moritz Burger graduated second best in his class at the Graduate School of Climate Sciences and has been awarded a 2020 Oeschger Young Scientist's Prize for this achievement. Now, as he writes his doctoral thesis, he remains true to his master’s thesis topic: Bern’s urban climate.
A top educated climate activist
3 February 2021
Cornall Heusaff finished at the top of his class at the Graduate School of Climate Sciences, winning a 2020 Oeschger Young Scientist’s Prize for his achievements. Now he provides expert analysis of electricity market issues in Ireland.
From classical music to the economic consequences of forest fires
3 February 2021
Ranking second in her class at the Graduate School of Climate Sciences, Sarah Meier has been awarded a 2020 Oeschger Young Scientist’s Prize for her achievements. For her master’s degree she majored in economics.
A swift career start
For her climate master’s, Regina Daus specialized in atmospheric sciences. Today she’s a professional when it comes to simulating wind fields.
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
Excellent master students
Anna Kulakovskaya and Thomas Rölli were the top climate master students last year. They have been awarded the 2018 Oeschger Young Scientist’s Prize. In an interview, they talked about their reasons for doing a master’s degree in climate sciences. “What mattered most to me was the multidisciplinary approach”, Thomas Rölli said. Anna Kulakovskaya was particularly impressed by the attitude of the professors towards their students: “I really felt I was taken seriously.”
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