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Political Science, Department

Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Göttingen

Institut für Politikwissenschaft

  • Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3
  • 37073 Göttingen
  • Phone: +49 551 39-10611
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Basic information

Teaching staff in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 46
Total number of students 1,650
Number of master degree students 207

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 83.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's not calculated due to <10 graduates/year in the surveyed period

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/9 points
International orientation, master's 4/9 points


Research reputation 0.2 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 2.1
Exams 2.4
Research orientation 2.4
Job market preparation 2.6
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 1.9
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 2.0

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 290
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    On the one hand, within the teaching, there is a close relation to research, by which, for example, current research results are discussed. On the other hand, there is always the opportunity to apply acquired skills. This applies to the regularly offered Model United Nations simulation, for example. Courses with interesting guests, such as in the module Politics and Practice, as well as regularly offered excursions provide diverse suggestions as to which professional fields are possible in Political Science. Finally, student mentors provide support for students in the first semester in particular.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    European and international exchange partnerships, international social science summer school
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universiteit Gent, Belgien; Kopenhavns Universitet, Dänemark; Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Frankreich; Uniwersytet Jagiellonski Kraków, Polen; Universidad de Valencia, Spanien; Universidad de Deusto Bilbao, Spanien; Helsingin Yliopisto, Finnland; Universita degli Studi di Bologna 'Alma Mater Studiorum', Italien; Universiteit van Amsterdam, Niederlande; Universität Wien, Österreich
  • Support for founders
    Faculty start-up support: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/existenzgruendungsberatung/426870.html
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Disadvantage compensation; Promoting accessibility; information for students in special circumstances
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    With our own funding, we are aiming in particular to continue to increase the proportion of women in teaching. Regular English-speaking courses facilitate the integration of students from abroad, amongst other things.
  • Other special features
    The programme "Brückenschlag: Studierende der ersten Generation" (Bridging the Gap: Students of the First Generation) supports students who are the first people in their family to start a degree at a university.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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