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We are responsible for teaching, research and provision of services across the entire spectrum of soil and rock mechanics through to geotechnical engineering and environmental geotechnics.  


The Institute for Geotechnical Engineering strives for excellence in geotechnical modeling of the ground, including delivery of deformation and failure mechanisms related to underground structures, geotechnical natural hazards, soil–structure interaction and transportation-geotechnics problems as well as clay mineralogy. This knowledge flows directly into teaching and services, including specialist laboratory and field testing, expertise and continuing professional education.

The research activities of the institute are carried out by four research groups, which cover a wide range of areas in geotechnical engineering:

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