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Chemistry, Department

Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften at the Uni Bayreuth

  • Universitätsstraße 30
  • 95447 Bayreuth
  • Phone: +49 921 55-0
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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 830
Number of master degree students 218

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 Median 6,0; Source: Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Support in studies 2.6
Teaching of technical/professional competence 10/10 points
Teaching of methodological competence 9/10 points
Teaching of interdisciplinary competence 7/10 points
Study organisation 1.7
Laboratory internships 2.2
Overall study situation 2.1
Return rate of the questionnaires The results are based on the answers of 55 (90,2 % of the invited) students.

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 210
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    One-year orientation phase with identical content and option to switch to the Bachelor's degree courses in Biochemistry, Chemistry and Polymer and Colloid Chemistry; Research-oriented specialisation in macromolecular and colloid research, new materials and catalysis and Molecular Biosciences; Close integration of lectures and practicals; Optional industrial work placements and work placements abroad; Strong practical orientation through industry contacts. In addition to state examinations, the teaching qualification in the model course leads to B.Sc. and M.Ed. degrees with special focus on practical training.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    International partner universities: Contacts to leading universities through highly acclaimed and well-networked university teachers (e.g. Cornell University, ETH Zurich, University of York, University of Stockholm, Imperial College London, University of Oxford, University of Paris, University of Strasbourg, Chinese Academy of Science Beijing, Zhejiang University of Hangzhou). DAAD: Thematic network for student exchange with the Universities of Melbourne and Monash in Australia. Active participation in the Bavarian networks of BayChina and BayInd.
  • Support for founders
    Business plan competitions; International Business Plan Competition (Master’s course); 5 Euro Business; Bayreuth shadowing; Entrepreneurial Thinking & Business Design (Master’s course); Seminar series of the start-up advisory service; Startup Stories; Start-up Day; Social Entrepreneurship Camp & Social Entrepreneurship Seminar
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Through the addition of the counselling office for students with disabilities and chronic health problems (becks), the counselling and support services for students have been expanded comprehensively since 2015. It offers support with study problems and challenges, information on legal claims, reasonable adjustments and funding opportunities. becks is also committed to providing accessibility not only to buildings and premises but also of teaching content, raising awareness among teaching and administrative staff, reasonable adjustments, assistive devices/technology and personal assistance
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Cooperation with UBT facilities for diversity, internationalisation, equal opportunity, inclusion, families; target agreement for achieving gender equality; steps to increase the percentage of women, coaching and mentoring for female junior scientists; support of the UBT network Gender, Queer, Intersectionality and Diversity Studies; gender consulting for external funding applications; structural accessibility; high percentage of foreign staff members; STEM coordination; priority area of the BMBF “Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung” (Teacher education quality offensive).
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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