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German Language and Literature, Department

Fakultät Geistes- und Erziehungswissenschaften at the TU Braunschweig

Institut für Germanistik

  • Bienroder Weg 80
  • 38106 Braunschweig
  • Phone: +49 531 391-8636
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Basic information

Teaching staff in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 25
Total number of students 990 *
Number of master degree students no data available

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 78.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's no data available

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/9 points
International orientation, master's not ranked
Outgoing students 7.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Research orientation
Job market preparation
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation

Degree courses with details

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 1,300
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification (B.Ed./M.Ed.)
Teacher qualification centre
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
    The research- and practice-oriented teaching, which encompasses all areas of German studies, features digital and innovative components, some of which were developed within as part of sponsored innovation projects (e.g. mediaeval learning app with city tour). The additional study programme DaF/DaZ adds to the spectrum of topics, as do numerous guest lectures, e.g. as part of the poetics lectureship with gender profile and the public-oriented lecture series. This is supplemented by regular excursions, creative writing classes and public project presentations.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The institute is involved in several Erasmus partnerships, including with universities in Ankara, Bari, České Budějovice, Krakow, Naples, Stockholm and Turku, as well as a closer partnership with Nizhny Novgorod. The scientific staff maintains close links with German-speaking countries and with German studies institutes in many countries of the world. In German linguistics in particular, the department participates in the English-language scientific discourse with scientific partnerships (partners are in Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, the USA and Slovakia, among others).
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Åbo Akademi, Turku, Finnland; Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italien; Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale, Neapel Italien; Technische Universität Graz, Österreich; Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Krakau, Polen; Stockholms universitet, Stockholm, Schweden; Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích, Budweis, Tschechien; Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara, Türkei; Trakya Üniversitesi, Edirne, Türkei
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The seminar rooms on the humanities campus, which are also used by German studies, are all equipped with WiFi, projectors and document cameras. The campus also has a central computer pool and, at faculty level, learning workshops with a wide range of technical equipment. The institute also has two Smart Boards. The university library offers access to various electronic resources as well as subject-specific databases (author database, BDSL). The institute has a license for game-based learning (Action Bound).
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Projects funded by third parties ("Mehr-Sprache" (Langlotz) as part of the teacher training quality campaign, "Vom Gehen im Karst" (Röhnert) of the VW foundation, book project "Kinderlosigkeit" (Toepfer) as the Opus-Magnum-Förderung scheme of the VW found
  • Other special features
    Research and teaching partnerships with other subjects of the faculty (including English Studies, Educational Science and History), with subjects from other faculties of the TU Braunschweig as part of the Master's degree "Culture of the Technical-Scientific World" and in the context of the central research fields of the TU Braunschweig (mobility, city of the future), with the language centre of the TU Braunschweig (DaF/DaZ study programme), the University of Fine Arts Braunschweig as well as with non-university research institutions (e.g. Georg Eckert Institute, Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel, Raabe House)
  • Further information on research activities
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