Geodesy and Geoinformatics at Leibniz University Hannover
Leibniz University Hannover is the second largest university in Lower Saxony. Karl Karmasch founded 1831 the Higher Vocational School Hannover, which became 1879 the Royal College of Technology. At this time the picturesque Welfenschloss became the main building of our university. Today more than 30000 students study at Leibniz University, one of the top 9 Universities of Technology in Germany. In 9 faculties with over 180 departments almost the entire scientific spectrum is covered. One of them is the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy, which can be found at Schneiderberg, next to the park of the Welfenschloss.
Surveying was part of the study field in Hannover from the early beginnings. Today there are three different courses, in which over 340 students are educated in the different disciplines of Geodesy and Geoinformatics. Research and teaching is done by the four institutes, which are
- the Institute of Geodesy (IfE), focusing in GNSS-based positioning and navigation, terrestrial gravimetry, geoid determination and modelling of mass variations of the system earth, as well as the analysis of lunar laser ranging
- the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics (IKG), working in the field of automatic analysis of geospatial data, with applications in automatic mapping, robotics and autonomous driving
- the Institute of Photogrammetry and Geoinformation (IPI), taking care of the evaluation of images of all kinds
- the Geodetic Institute (GIH), teaching in the field of engineering geodesy and geodetic evaluation methods as well as in the field of land and property management.
For more information visit the official website of Leibniz University or the department of Geodesy and Geoinformatics.