Teaching: Modular degree courses with high practical component. Good supervision of tutorials in small groups. Extensive selection options for the degree course. Acquisition of hybrid qualifications in additional non-chemistry subjects. Differentiated, wide range of options in the specialisation areas Materials Sciences, Molecular Chemistry, Life Science. Master's courses in English.
Equipment: Generous equipment with lab and office work places, good lab equipment with new and/or modernised practical experiments, extensive library and databases/research facilities. Extensive modern equipment including major instrumentation. Specialised workshops for fabrication of specific experimental apparatus and accessories. Central NMR. Research building ZEMOS with various special labs.
Research: Coordinated research projects in the field of solvation, catalysis research, surfaces research and materials research, molecular and biomolecular chemistry. New research building "ZEMOS". Lead management of many EU projects, the Center for Electrochemical Sciences (CES) and numerous BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and DFG (German Research Foundation) projects. The only "Koselleck Project" in chemistry. Successful support of young academics substantiated by appointments.
Other special features: Teacher training divided into stages through the dual-subject Bachelor's degree model as well as the Master of Education course. New Master's course "Molecular Sciences and Simulation" set up in 2011 with integrated practical training abroad at internationally renowned partner universities. Own doctoral degree course. Cooperation agreements with five Max Planck Institutes (MPIs) and one Fraunhofer Institute.