29th November 2018   –   4th Swiss Geoscience Master Congress

Institute of Geological Sciences – University of Bern

We welcome you at the Swiss Geoscience Master Congress 2018.  The Swiss Geoscience Master Congress aims to offer a platform for Master students (and prospective students) to present their research among other students in a conference like setting. The fourth edition of the Master Congress is held in Bern, organized by Master students of the Institute of Geological Sciences in Bern.

We will start the day with a series of talks by master-students, during the coffee-break we will have a look on scientific posters and discuss ongoing master projects.  The afternoon program starts with a key-note talk, followed by another round of master-talks and a second key-note talk. We close this exiting day with an apéro, to which every participant is invited.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Bern!

The organization committee of the Swiss Geoscience Master Congress 2018


Registration will be open from the 8th June, please send for registration an e-mail with the following information to: mastercongress2018@geo.unibe.ch

  • Full name (Surname, Name)
  • Degree/Position (e.g. BSc, MSc)
  • Home university/institute

You can directly register yourself by submitting your abstract (please see ‘abstract submission’ for detailed information). Please mention whether you preference to give a oral talk or present a poster.

The event will take place at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Baltzerstrasse 1+3 ,CH-3012 Bern Switzerland.

Note: The Swiss Geoscience Master Congress 2018 aims to offer a platform to MSc-Students (and prospective MSc-Students) only. However, if you are in a PhD’s-Position or a lecturer, feel free to attend the congress as a visitor. We thank you for your comprehension.

Registration fees:

  • Free of charge*

*On site registration will be charged with an extra fee of CHF 10.-.

Abstract submission

Please submit your abstract to: mastercongress2018@geo.unibe.ch

Please mention whether you like to give a talk or present your research as a poster. Talks should not exceed 15 minutes (12 min plus 3 min discussion) and posters should be size A0, portrait-format.

Submission deadline: 10th October 2018

Size: Abstracts are limited to one page, please download the abstract model and use the pre-defined styles included in the model. The instructions are the same as for the Swiss Geoscience Meeting (except for the deadline and the abstract size).

Language: Abstracts should be written in English, however, if you wish you can submit it in one of the four Swiss national languages.

Note: There will be no official print-out booklet of the abstracts. However, we will compile the submitted abstracts and spread the volume via e-mail prior to the congress.


The Swiss Geoscience Master Congress 2018 is grateful to the help and support of the following institutions. Without them, this event would not be possible to this extent.

Thank you!


SGM 2018 Bern