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Mathematics, Department

Fakultät für Mathematik at the Uni Bochum

  • Universitätsstraße 150, Gebäude NA
  • 44801 Bochum
  • Phone: +49 234 322-3476 /-23780
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,220
Number of master degree students 90
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 0.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 40.0 %

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 70.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 71.4 %


Publications per academic 2.1
Third party funds per academic 50.8 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.6

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.8
Research orientation 2.0
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 2.0
Library 1.5
Overall study situation 1.9

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

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Degree courses with details

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 728
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Two-Subject-Bachelor, Master of Education
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    General basic education, followed by a very broad spectrum of highly topical mathematical areas as electives; teaching of content through an interlocking combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars; tutorials are action-oriented; tutorial group leaders are trained and accompanied by highly didactic lecturers; modern seminar rooms with blackboards and beamers; use of digital learning opportunities with the Moodle learning platform for optimal individual support; highly didactic research into the introductory phase of studies; diverse support services.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universitat de Barcelona, Spanien; University of Bergen, Norwegen; University of Durham, Großbritannien; Université de Rouen, Frankreich; Università di Pisa, Italien; Università degli Studi di Padova, Italien; Nikolaus-Kopernikus University Torun, Polen; Université de Neuchâtel, Schweiz
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Up-to-date equipment of computer rooms with a sufficient number of workstations for appropriate courses such as computer practicals for introductory and advanced courses; modern equipped seminar rooms with projectors and blackboards; use of digital learning offers on the Moodle platform for optimal individual support of students; access to diverse digital journal databases.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The faculty of Mathematics is one of the strongest in Germany with regard to research, various research areas are represented, with special emphasis on Cryptology/IT Security, Mathematical Statistics, Stochastics, Symplectic structures; excellence cluster and participation in several research associations (e.g. Collaborative Research Centres); students are therefore quickly introduced to topical research areas. By establishing professorships and junior professorships on current topics, the research spectrum of the faculty is expanded and further developed.
  • Support for founders
    Support for start-ups through mentorship by university lecturers; a wide range of RUB-central offers for business start-ups within the framework of the Worldfactory.
  • Other special features
    Close cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy, industrial cooperation; Service Centre Mathematics and Applications (SZMA) as central contact point for all questions concerning mathematics education of other faculties; internal and external statistical consulting; lively exchange with mathematics-using faculties about research topics, but also teaching content and methods in mathematics courses for non-mathematicians; Floer Centre; HDM@RUB Centre for University Didactics Mathematics.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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