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.  Just before lunch, we will listen to a first key-note talk. The afternoon program starts with 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

Philippos Garefalakis, Evelyne Margelisch, Raffael Meier, Ferdinando Musso Piantelli, Mirjam Wolffers


Registration is open until 1st November 2018, please send for registration an e-mail with the following information to: mastercongress2018@geo.unibe.ch

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

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

When: Thursday, 29 November 2018.

Visitors: Please register also, if you like to participate as a visitor.

Presentors: If you would like to present your ongoing research (MSc-Thesis) or your BSc-Thesis, please submit an abstract upon registration; please see “abstract submission”.

  • Presentors (talks) will receive a small gift.

Fees: The participation is free of charge*

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


Note: The Swiss Geoscience Master Congress 2018 aims to offer a platform to MSc-Students (and prospective MSc-Students, i.e. 3rd year BSc-Students) only. However, if you are in a PhD’s-position or a lecturer, feel free to attend the congress as a visitor (registering required). We thank you for your comprehension.

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; provide your talk in powerpoint or pdf) and posters should be size A0, portrait-format (poster-print is not provided; bring your own poster).

Submission deadline: 1st November 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 send you 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