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Mathematics, Department

Fachbereich 08: Physik, Mathematik und Informatik at the Uni Mainz

Institut für Mathematik

  • Staudingerweg 9
  • 55128 Mainz
  • Phone: +49 6131 392-2270
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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 350
Number of master degree students 98

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 76.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 44.9 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 1/9 points
International orientation, master's 2/9 points


Third party funds per academic 36.3 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.3

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.4 *
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.6 *
Exams 2.2 *
Research orientation 2.2
Support for stays abroad less than 15 answers
Rooms 1.9
Library 1.6 *
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 1.8

Students' assessments on Teacher Qualification degree courses

Teacher support 2.7
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 3.1
Study organisation 2.1
Exams 2.7
Schoolpractice 3.6
Rooms 2.1
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 2.6

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.0
Transition to Master's studies 1.8
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 3.1
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Overall study situation 2.0

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 760
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

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
    Dedicated and diverse teaching staff and internationally visible and networked research staff; Broad and diverse range of courses; Development of the very school-like degree courses as a result of Bologna into a module degree course with options and not many exams; Large number of staff for small exercise groups; Integrated flexibility, e.g. semesters abroad already possible in the bachelor's degree; Historical context for teacher training students provided by history-of-mathematics working group
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Departmental Advisory Office ‘International Studying’ incl. websites, and specialist guidance, 24 Erasmus partners, coordination of Erasmus officers; Flexible recognition of credits gained abroad; Very international teaching staff. Students benefit from the intensive and individual guidance provided by course advisors and the LOB (Teaching, Organising, Advising) team. Lectures in the Master’s programme can also be offered in English (option).
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Convenient computer pools for students; Central high-performance Linux cluster; Spacious social room; Student workplaces for exam semester; Lecture halls with modern equipment; Large collection of textbooks, electronic library use, workplaces in the library.
  • Support for founders
    Career Service of the JGU
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Accessible lecture theatres; SBS (Service office for accessible education) of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz with detailed information on the website; reasonable adjustments, including flexibility of examination types.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Highly international team, Ada Lovelace Mentoring Programme, JGU diversity strategy; participation in the “Vielfalt gestalten” diversity audit, many international academic staff members; high proportion of foreign doctoral students.
  • Other special features
    LOB project: Establishment of a help desk for problems with study and examination software; Development of advanced software support in the academic offices; Development of tools to improve the selection and allocation of academic assistants; Improvement of the information offered to students through redesign of the website; Development of department-wide individual advisory services for outgoings and incomings; Further development of an own social network (Sonum) for supporting outgoings; Restructuring of the website for foreign mobility
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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