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Political Science / Social Sciences, Department

Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Tübingen


Institut für Politikwissenschaft

  • Melanchthonstr. 36
  • 72074 Tübingen
  • Phone: +49 7071 297-5445
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 900

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 79.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 41.4 %

Job market- and career-orientation

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

Research

Third party funds per academic 26.8 T€
Research reputation

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.2
Research orientation 1.7
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 3.2
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 2.6
Overall study situation 2.1

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 180
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
    Consistent focus on the concept of inquiry learning throughout the course of study. Special focus on teamwork and cooperation especially in the teaching research projects.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Uni St. Andrews, UK; Uni Birmingham, UK; Institut d'Études Politiques (Sciences Po)Paris, Frankreich; Uni Warschau, Polen; Uni Florenz, Italien; Kath. Uni Leuven, Belgien; Uni Helsinki, Finnland; Uni Genf, Schweiz; Uni Bilkent, Ankara, Türkei; Uni Koc, Istanbul, Türkei; MGIMO Moskau, Russland
  • Special features regarding research activities
    At the IfP, numerous (third-party funded) projects are carried out: Parliamentarianism in the EU System; Integration Theory; Political Economics of the Euro Crisis; European Financial Market Policy; Labour Relations and Welfare States in the EU; Food Regulation; Authoritarianism Research; Democratisation and Transformation of Political Systems; Internal EU and Social Policy; Gender and Conflict Transformation; Conflict Transformation; European Foreign Policy; Securitisation of Climate Change; Development Policy; Politics and Political Economics of the Near and Middle East; Regions in Conflict.
  • Other special features
    The institute has been in existence since 1952; it is one of the most renowned in Germany. As part of many third-party funded projects, intensive research is carried out on the triad of topics democracy, peace and development. Teaching is based on theory and methodology training which is empirically-oriented, but also theory-related and pluralist. The IfP maintains a "welcome culture" and provides a friendly atmosphere. The distances between students and lecturers are short. Just as for the POLIS sponsorship association, the departmental student organisation is intensively involved in the work of the Institute.
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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