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Political Science / Social Sciences, Department

Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften at the FU Berlin

Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft

  • Ihnestraße 22
  • 14195 Berlin
  • Phone: +49 30 838-52300
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 2,040

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 69.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 37.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment


Third party funds per academic 117.6 T€
Research reputation

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.7
Support in studies 2.7
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 2.8
Exams 2.2
Research orientation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 2.4
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation 2.3

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 301
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Bachelor of Education, Master of Education
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Tutorials for first-year students; German-French courses of study; contact with exchange students within the framework of the courses; opportunity to study abroad through many partner universities both within the framework of the Erasmus programme and worldwide in direct exchange.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, Frankreich; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; University of British Columbia, Kanada; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexiko; Staatliche Universität Sankt Petersburg, Russland; Columbia University, USA; University of California, USA; University of Chicago, USA; Yale University (FOX Fellowship), USA; Princeton University, USA
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU); Cluster of Excellence Contestations of the Liberal Script (SCRIPTS); participation in Collaborative Research Centre 1171 "Affective Societies: Dynamics of Coexistence in Changing Worlds", Centre for Peace and Conflict Research (under construction).
  • Support for founders
    Profund Innovation is the service facility for the promotion of start-ups and innovations in the Research Department of Freie Universität. We support students, scientists and alumni in developing application ideas for their research, in founding start-ups or spin-offs and in exploiting research results together with established companies.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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