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Political Science / Social Sciences, Department

Philosophische Fakultät at the Uni Passau

Department für Governance und Historische Wissenschaft

  • Dr.-Hans-Kapfinger-Straße 14
  • 94030 Passau
  • Phone: +49 851 509-2900
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General remarks
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 1,210

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 84.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 71.1 %

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 2.4
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 2.3
Exams 2.7
Research orientation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 1.9
Library 2.3
IT-infrastructure 2.8
Overall study situation 2.2

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 214
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Bachelor of Education, Master of Education, State Exam
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
    Strong interdisciplinary character and work at the interface to other disciplines: Emphasis on comparative aspects of Political Science, internationality due to numerous academics and international lectures (EurasiaMUN conference), Comparative Political Systems, Comparative Political Culture, Governance; Policy Field Analysis; European Integration, Comparative Foreign Policy and EU Foreign Policy; Identity Theory and Comparative Regionalisation; Totalitarianism/Extremism
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Toulouse, Toulouse, Frankreich; Frankreich Institut d'Etudes Politques de Grenoble, Grenoble, Frankreich; Universität degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italien; Mittuniversität Schweden, Sundsvall, Schweden; Universidad de Vigo, Spanien; Eötvös-Loránd-Universität Budapest, Budapest, Ungarn; Universität Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slowenien; Université de Tunis - El Manar, Tunis, Tunesien; T.C. Maltepe Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Türkei; Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Analysis (of western) regimes including USA (parliaments, parties, interest groups); Extremism and Totalitarianism Research in Germany/Europe/USA; Federalism Research; Social and Party Research; Multi-Level Governance; Political Science Media Research; Political Communication Research; Political Philosophy, Comparative Foreign Policy Research and EU Foreign Policy; Comparative Regionalisation Research; European Integration Research, South-East Europe and Arabian countries
  • Support for founders
    Cooperation with the Gründerzentrum Digitalisierung Niederbayern and the INN.KUBATOR (Gründerzentrum Passau); business game 5-Euro-Business-Competition, monthly Gründercafé and office hours of the Transferzentrum, university's own patent research database, participation in the GROW-Ferienakademie of the Hans-Lindner-Foundation, inter-faculty seminar "Business Plan Writing", application for "Gründerzeit" to implement a business plan (i.e. leave of up to 2 semesters and accompaniment of start-up coach), contacting business representatives, mentoring.
  • Other special features
    There are numerous options and focal points in the degree course: comparative governance research, comparative political culture research, (ancient) political philosophy, European focus, foreign policy research, internationality expressed through structural partnerships, such as in the DAAD Helmut Schmidt programme or the double degree programme with Andrássy University Budapest and, starting in 2021, with the University of Ljubljana; DAAD project on Tunisia, implementation of International Summer Academies with Texas A&M University.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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