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Psychology, Department

Fachbereich I at the Uni Trier

Fach Psychologie

  • Universitätsring 15
  • 54296 Trier
  • Phone: +49 651 201-2015
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,630
Number of master degree students 470

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 82.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 86.7 %


Publications per academic 2.3
Citations per publication 5.1
Third party funds per academic 25.1 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.8

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.5
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.5
Digital teaching elements 2.3
Research orientation 2.0
Job market preparation 2.8
Rooms 2.1
Library 2.1
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 2.2

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.3
Digital teaching elements 2.1
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 2.4
Transition to Master's studies 2.2
Research orientation 2.1
Overall study situation 2.2

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
    With more than 1,000 students and 14 departments, the institute is one of the largest in Germany. Research focuses: Psychobiology of stress, cognitive neuroscience, psychotherapy research, competence development, giftedness, diagnostics, work and digitisation. Numerous national and international collaborations. Focus on basic and application-oriented teaching supported by various departmental institutions, including university outpatient clinics, laboratories (EEG, psychophysiology, virtual reality), test archive.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The department participates in the Erasmus programme. There are partnerships with a wide range of international higher education institutions. Opportunity for a cross-border degree programme, research and collaborations as part of the ‘University of the Greater Region’ university network .
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The department has a large number of experimental psychology laboratories, a multi-sensor laboratories, psycho-physiological laboratories (also for children and adolescents), a psycho-physiological stress laboratory, a genetics laboratory and a virtual reality laboratory. Students are involved in all laboratories as academic assistants and in qualification papers.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Many research projects are internationally oriented. Two of many examples: The Institute of Psychobiology runs joint research projects together with the Luxembourg Institute of Health. The European Centre for Psychotherapy and Psychotherapy Research conducts research in close cooperation with numerous institutes throughout Europe. Basic research groups also cooperate closely with institutions focusing on applied research. One example of this is the research association for traffic engineering and traffic safety which cooperates with general psychology.
  • Support for founders
    The Entrepreneurs’ Office at the University of Trier and at the Trier University of Applied Sciences offers itself as a contact for the topic of academic start-ups. Students, researchers and alumni can receive information and advice there.
  • Other special features
    The Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) as a central, supra-regional infrastructure for psychology in German-speaking countries.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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