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German Language and Literature, Department

Philosophische Fakultät at the TU Chemnitz

Institut für Germanistik und Interkulturelle Kommunikation

  • Thüringer Weg 11
  • 09126 Chemnitz
  • Phone: +49 371 531-27010
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 16
Total number of students 400 *
Number of master degree students 80

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 7/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 87.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 30.3 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 5/9 points
International orientation, master's 4/9 points
Outgoing students 4.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Research orientation
Job market preparation
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students no data available
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification (StEx)
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
    The institute's overall focus is on interculturality; Specialisation options are available in all degree courses; Excellent career prospects due to high practical component. "German language and literature in dialogue" concept (close cooperation of sub-disciplines), innovative teaching content (semiotics and multimodal communication/gesture research); Digital Humanities); skills module with Speech Science and Practical Speech; Technical media competence. IKK: Social and cultural science orientation and critical cultural communication, intensive project learning, peer-to-peer learning, innovative examination forms.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    A particular university-wide contribution to the mobility of students and to the international character of TU Chemnitz is made by the professorship for "Intercultural Communication" and "German as a Foreign and Second Language", who are also responsible for supervising the ERASMUS programme (incoming and outgoing students). The close links between the courses in the fields of Intercultural Communication and German Studies strengthen the department's international orientation. In addition: Foreign language modules integrated into the curriculum (intercult. Germ.), semester abroad (IKK) and internat. focus of teaching and research.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Southern Denmark (Dänemark), Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgien), Chulalongkorn University; Universität Pilsen (Tschechien); Technical University of Liberec (Tschechien); Sakarya Üniversitesi (Türkei); Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen (Niederlande); University San Jorge (Spanien); INALCO (Institut National des Langues et Cultures Orientales (Frankreich); Ventspils University College (Lettland); Université de Versailles St. Qentin-en-Yvelines (Frankreich)
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Unique feature of research: "Multimodal Interaction Lab" (Professorship in German Linguistics, Semiotics and Multimodal Communication), for video analysis and processing as well as data collection. In teaching: Co-management of the "Virtual Environment Learning LAB" teaching and learning laboratory, a laboratory facility for experience-oriented learning in virtual worlds; independent planning and execution of research projects by students. Generally excellent technical equipment at the TUC.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    German Federal Ministry of Education and Research project "Hands and Objects in Language, Culture and Technology: Manual Actions at Workplaces between Robotics, Gesture and Product Design" (www.manuact.org), a trans-faculty cooperation with work sciences
  • Other special features
    The department has an excellent working and study climate; Close teaching and research links with other departments of the faculty; There are also many different and productive contacts to other faculties (university of short distances);; Strong commitment to knowledge transfer and science communication
  • 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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