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

For more information visit the official website of Leibniz University or the department of Geodesy and Geoinformatics.

Student Council Geodesy and Geoinformatics


We are the Student Council of Geodesy and Geoinformatics of the Leibniz University Hannover. With about 25 active members we represent the interests of about 200 geodesy students in Hannover. In addition to our involvement in the various university committees, we are also part of the Konferenz der GeodäsieStudierenden (KonGeoS) and the IGSO. Here, we focus on contact with other students and alumni. The regular exchange includes topics such as study opportunities at different locations, organization of the student council, but also exchange programs, internships and questions such as how did you find your job, what do you like about it and what are all the job opportunities that I may not have heard of? Not only the exchange belongs to the meetings, but also the networking. For now and for the future.

We organized the KonGeoS, the student meeting for the Geodesists from Germany, Switzerland and Austria in 2018. With the help of donations and sponsoring, this event has become a complete success. We would like to repeat this great success with the IGSM. We were already the hosts of the IGSM 2021. Unfortunately, it was not possible to hold the event face-to-face and in its entirety, but at least as a two-day online event, which was well appreciated.

As the official representatives of all students in the field of Geodesy and Geoinformatics in Hannover, we will be the organisers of the 2022 International Geodetic Student Meeting in cooperation with students from the HafenCity University Hamburg.

For more information about the student council visit our website.