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Political Science / Social Sciences, Department

Fakultät für Sozial- und Verhaltenswissenschaften at the Uni Jena

Institut für Politikwissenschaft

  • Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3
  • 07737 Jena
  • Phone: +49 3641 94-5430
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 800

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 85.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 78.4 %

Job market- and career-orientation

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


Third party funds per academic
Research reputation

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.6
Support in studies 2.7
Courses offered 2.9
Study organisation 2.2
Exams 2.7
Research orientation 2.5
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 2.3
Library 2.5
IT-infrastructure 2.3
Overall study situation 2.7

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 303
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degree: State Exam
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    In addition to the repeated basic seminars, a constantly changing broad spectrum of seminar topics is offered. The forms of teaching include simulations (e.g. World Model United Nations, negotiations of Kosovo final status), excursions (above all Brussels, Strasbourg, Ukraine), teaching research seminars, lecture courses, international video conferences and combination of seminars with conference events. Each Semester, at least six English-speaking courses are offered. Assistant professors from the field of Politics regularly enhance the range of courses offered.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgien; Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Rennes, Frankreich; Université de Lille II, Frankreich; Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universite, Norwegen; Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej, Polen; Universität Banska Bystrica, Slowakei; Universidad Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spanien; Okan Universitesi Istanbul, Türkei; Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem, Ungarn; Universität Kiew, Ukraine
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Peace and conflict research (especially secession, intervention, responsibility to protect); relations between international organisations; United Nations; EU (enlargement and institutional order); globalisation and global governance; theories of international relations; democratic theory/democracy research; political theory and history of ideas since the 17th century; law and politics; philosophy of science; politics and political system FRG and USA; party research; comparative federalism research; internet and democracy; qualitative teaching research.
  • Other special features
    2014 university teaching award for Prof. Fröhlich and in 2019 Dr. Morgan was nominated; institute sponsorship association with organisation of events and alumni work; annual day of Political Science with a conference and table of events as well as the honouring of the cohort's best grades and final theses; currently, the module catalogue in the Bachelor's degree core subject is being revised for reasons of improvement and to strengthen the learning of methodology
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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