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Chemistry, Department

Fakultät für Chemie at the Uni Göttingen

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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 890

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 85.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Support in studies 2.4
Teaching of technical/professional competence 9/10 points
Teaching of methodological competence 9/10 points
Teaching of interdisciplinary competence 6/10 points
Study organisation 1.9
Laboratory internships 2.0
Overall study situation 2.1
Return rate of the questionnaires The results are based on the answers of 24 (21,2 % of the invited) students.

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The teaching focuses on broad basic training in the chemical sub-disciplines & an early reference to research. The key research areas of the faculty are reflected in the range of compulsory elective modules in the Bachelor's degree course. Close networking with neighbouring faculties and non-university institutions enables individual study design, flanking advisory and service offers incl. self-learning/reflection tools. Specific courses are offered for teaching-qualification students. Modern practical equipment and access to research equipment. Proof of leadership skills possible.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Erasmus programme with 24 partner universities. Worldwide research collaborations from which students can benefit, for example for final theses abroad, lab rotations etc. Various international research associations/clusters. International atmosphere due to diversity of nationalities of faculty members. Courses in cross-cultural skills. Access to major international research institutions, e.g. Spring-8 (Kyoto), ILL (Grenoble), SNS (Oak Ridge, USA). Option to participate in international conferences for advanced students and doctoral candidates.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Students receive early access to the modern large-scale equipment at the faculty, accompanied by courses on methods used in Chemistry. The faculty has service units for mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy, and one NMR device is explicitly provided for practical teaching. Further large-scale equipment includes various X-ray diffractometers, ESR spectrometers, laser systems, AFM units and Mössbauer spectrometers, as well as self-built units which students can use for their final theses. Cell culture lab, databases, campus licenses for various software. CIP room.
  • Support for founders
    The faculty's start-up officer advises those interested in starting a business, the faculty's participation in the SüdniedersachsenInnovationsCampus, patenting and spin-off advice via the MBM Science Bridge. Certificate of the university on the topic of "Entrepreneurship" and can be selected and credited in the key competence area of the chemistry degree courses.
  • Other special features
    Compulsory tutor in school for exercise/seminar group supervision as well as for internships with voluntary advanced modules. IT infrastructure with a student computer pool as well as access to campus licenses (Microsoft, Origin, ChemDraw) and SciFinder also for students, accompanying courses and advice in the computer café. The "virtual lab" and video tutorials teach basic techniques used in Chemistry in the form of short films. The integration of the "Göttingen campus" with Max Planck Institutes etc. provides many additional benefits, including for students Specialist classroom for teacher training.
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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