- investigation of the system Earth, geodetic aspects of global changes
- modelling of the gravity field based on satellite gravimetry (GOCE, GRACE)
- design and simulation of future gravitiy field missions (NGGM)
- application of satellite gravimetry for hydrological modelling
- satellite altimetry: gauges of rivers and lakes, river discharge rates
Since many years there are international educational cooperations and exchange programs for students with the university of Calgary (Canada) and the university of Wuhan (China).