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Psychology, Department

Fachbereich 06: Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft at the Uni Gießen


  • Otto-Behaghel-Straße 10
  • 35394 Gießen
  • Phone: +49 641 99-26000
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Basic information

Total number of students 930
Number of master degree students 370

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 91.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 85.0 %

Research

Publications per academic 2.8
Citations per publication 4.4
Third party funds per academic 94.0 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.6

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies no destict rank group could be assigned
Digital teaching elements 2.3
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 1.9
Transition to Master's studies 2.1
Research orientation 1.7
Overall study situation 2.3

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    especially in the third year of the Bachelor’s programme, individual specialisation (compulsory elective module structure). Promotion of academic skills through courses offered alongside preparation of the thesis, in which the principles of academic work are conveyed. A strong link between degree programme and teaching, especially in the field of Master’s programmes, some with an international focus. A fast-track doctoral programme is available to qualified students.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Numerous international academics are active in the department. This includes individual academic lectures and also longer research and teaching visits in the department (examples: Liebig Professorship). There are also research associations such as the Collaborative Research Centre "Perception" and internationally oriented DFG Priority Programmes and international DFG Graduate Programmes. The department supports the participation of students in ERASMUS programmes and works to build partnerships with other universities abroad.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The department has outstanding infrastructure (workshop: precision engineering, printing facilities, electrical technology, 3D printer and more). The Bender Institute for Neuroscience (BION) is also affiliated with the latest 3 Tesla magnetic resonance tomography devices. The department has a biochemical, molecular genetics lab in which, for example, the concentrations of hormones, neurotransmitters and genetic parameters (SNPs, VNTR etc.) can be measured (also by students). Numerous eye-trackers and a laboratory for spatial orientation (virtual reality) are also available.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Major joint projects: The field of ‘Perception and Action’ was identified not only as a field of human medicine but also as a focus for university-wide research. The Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 135 is located here, as are other EU-funded research projects and IRTG 1901: ‘The Brain in Action’ (International Research Training Group) as an international postgraduate school. There are collaborative projects as well, particularly with the University of Marburg. According to the German Research Foundation (DFG) Funding Atlas (2020), the field of psychology in Giessen has taken third place nationwide.
  • Support for founders
    The department is actively involved in the ‘StartMiup’ initiative and endeavours to provide advice and networking in the context of the start-up and the strategy it entails.
  • Other special features
    Postgraduate training: Psychological psychotherapy - focus on behavioural therapy; Child and adolescent psychotherapy (VT); Area training in neuropsychology under development; Area training under development for targeted psychotherapy of pain
  • Further information on research activities
    https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb06/psychologie
  • Information on access restrictions
    https://www.uni-giessen.de/studium/studienangebot/bachelor/psycho
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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