2019 / 20
- Wiesenstraße 14
- 35390 Gießen
- Phone: +49 641 309-1800 /-1801 /-1802
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Special features regarding teachingMission statement: Architect as generalist. Integral projects in joint department with civil engineering Specialisation options Construction project management, supporting structure and infrastructure management, additional training offers with region. links Small groups with personal contact to prof.; visiting lecturers (Germany and abroad); Broad and practically oriented curriculum; Regular daily and weekly excursions; student competitions Small groups/studios, direct and individual supervision; Project and design work (selection). Cross-departmental coop. (mechanical engineering, renewable energies) university-internal and cross-university. Internat. partnerships Excellent equipment
Special features regarding the international orientationSome classes taught in Engl. Intern. workshops. Research-related cooperation with internat. partners. Individual contacts (per professor) to intern. universities, some with individ. questions. Joint Projects with excursions and workshops in the development and processing of site-related Topics: City and architecture in Turkey with universities in Ankara/ Istanbul; Workshops with Pavia/ Italy, Havana/ Cuba, Santiago de Chile/ Chile). Practical semesters abroad are supported and recognised. Internat. visiting professors enhance the range of courses offered. Extensive range of guided excursions.
Common partner universities for exchangeVIA University College (Horsens), Università degli Studi di Pavia, Politechnika Krakowska, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Izmir Institute of Technology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría, Griffith University, University of Southern Queensland, University of Wisconsin System
Equipment of the work places5D lab, VR camera incl. introduction. Workplace equipment: Self-administered group rooms with tables, chairs, shelves. Laboratories: Model workshop as carpenter's workshop with 3D plotter, laser cutter, CNC milling machine, soon with painting area, VR cam
Special features regarding research and developmentPhD and research into: "Densification of urban settlements from the 1950s to the 1970s in Germany"; describe the machine in the test laboratory. Cooperation in the research project "Integral planning of an energy-efficient networked quarter ("flexquarter")", working field district development and operation. Applied research is an integrated part of teaching; Independent field research and project implementation; Students can participate in research projects of the institutes. Ongoing research on Mies van der Rohe, Eduard Pfeiffer, Hugo von Ritgen.
Website with further information on research activitieshttps://www.thm.de/bau/forschung/forschung-fachgebiete
Other special featuresThe professors of the degree course meet monthly for internal coordination. Here, information is exchanged at a variety of levels: Here, state policy, university policy and departmental news are discussed openly and transparently and joint approaches are defined. The teaching quality in the department is scrutinised during annual retreat sessions. Here, teaching content is coordinated and adapted to current trends as required. This ensure the continuous improvement in teaching quality, cohesion among colleagues and the departmental atmosphere.
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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