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German Language and Literature, Department

Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften at the FU Berlin

Institut für Deutsche und Niederländische Philologie

  • Habelschwerdter Allee 45
  • 14195 Berlin
  • Phone: +49 30 838-54404 /-52889
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 31
Total number of students 680 *
Number of master degree students 200

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 62.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 45.4 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/9 points
International orientation, master's 4/9 points
Outgoing students 3.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.5
Study organisation 2.7
Exams 2.4
Research orientation 2.5
Job market preparation 3.4
Support for stays abroad 2.5
Rooms 2.3
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 2.1
Overall study situation 2.5

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 1,220
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification (B.Ed./M.Ed.)
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department yes, please see department website
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    A wide range of courses with numerous Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes and a variety of possible combinations; Full integration of key research areas into teaching (interdisciplinary, e.g. history of ideas, literary studies and art theory); Full participation in the introductory and orientation course EinS@FU to support students in their choice of subject; Promotion and support of student initiatives and projects in all teaching and learning processes. Subject-specific services for career entry preparation.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Strategic partnerships of the FU (e.g. Jerusalem, Berkeley, Vancouver) particularly relevant for department; Strengthening of international research partnerships and use of synergies with complementary partner universities; Joint promotion of young academics, especially through cooperation in the training of PhD students and based on the career path model of the FU Berlin; Cooperation promotion in teaching, such as for the design and implementation of joint degree courses.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Cambridge, Vereinigtes Königreich; University of Warwick, Vereinigtes Königreich; University College London, Vereinigtes Königreich; Universiteit van Amsterdam, Niederlande; Université de la Réunion, Frankreich; Université de la Sorbonne (Paris 4), Frankreich; Universität Wien, Österreich; Uniwersytet Im. Adama Mickiewicza (Posen), Polen; Aarhus Univversitet (Dänemark)
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Library system with approx. 8 million printed media items, thereof approx. 750,000 in the Philological Library, 70,000 e-journals and 500,000 e-books; Theatre studies library with approx. 70.000 titles; Theatre history collections of the Institute of Theatre Studies (http://www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/we07/institut/sammlungen/index.html)
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Numerous interdisciplinary collaborative projects in which philosophy, the humanities, history, and cultural sciences conduct joint research from historical and systematic perspectives, e.g. in the Temporal Communities - Doing Literature in a Global Persp
  • Other special features
    Academics and institutions of the department and the FU Berlin are integrated into a large network of nationally and internationally renowned academics as well as artists and creative professionals, which offers students throughout Germany unique opportunities to get to know the relevant people in everyday university life, e.g. in lectures organised by the Dahlem Humanities Center, workshops (including with authors and artists) or lecture series in the "Open Lecture Hall", and to establish contacts.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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