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Political Science, Department

Social Sciences & Humanities at the Jacobs Univ. Bremen (priv.)

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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Teaching staff in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 8
Total number of students 120
Number of master degree students 38

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 no graduates at the time of data collection
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 92.0 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 6/9 points
International orientation, master's 9/9 points


Research reputation < 0,1

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.3
Support in studies 1.6
Courses offered 1.4
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 1.9
Research orientation less than 15 answers
Job market preparation less than 15 answers
Support for stays abroad less than 15 answers
Rooms 1.6
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure rank group not assignable
Overall study situation 1.6

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 0
Teacher qualification programmes no
Teacher qualification centre -
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) -

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
    The Jacobs university sees itself as a community of teachers and students. Due to the excellent teacher-student ratio, there is direct contact between students and professors. Every student is also supported by a professor during the entire length of studies. Students are involved in current research projects. Interactive learning formats and excursions; One advantage are the small class sizes. Curricula have an inter and trans-disciplinary structure. One focus is on methods.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    In the third year, all students can choose the ‘World Track’ and spend the fifth semester at a foreign university or do a study-related work placement. They can choose from 54 exchange programmes. Partner universities include Fudan University, Rice University, Edinburgh University, Vassar College, Sciences Po and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Aberdeen (the UK) University of Edinburgh (the UK) Sciences Po (France) St. Petersburg State University (Russia) University of San Andres (Argentina) iCLA Yamanashi Gakuin University (Japan) Rice University (USA) Amsterdam University College (the Netherlands) Uppsala University (Sweden) Oslo University (Norway)
  • Support for founders
    In the third year, all students can choose the “World Track”. This option enables students to take part in a programme to develop a start-up company. The programme comprises events on topics relating to entrepreneurship especially for innovative start-ups and development of a business idea and a business plan.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The aim of the university is to make it possible for students with disabilities/chronic illnesses to study at Jacobs University. The contact for students and staff in this case is the "Equal Opportunity Committee" (with equal representation) which offers, among other things, assistance in meeting the needs of students and staff with disabilities and works to represent the interest of minorities and ethnic groups and operates the Counselling Centre. The disadvantage compensation required in accordance with the Bremen Higher Education Act (extended examination periods/standard periods of study) is granted in full.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    As a campus university, there is the highest level of diversity amongst the students, who come from more than 100 countries. The acquisition of transcultural skills is a core element of the Jacobs training. Since the university restructuring in 2014 one of a total of three university-wide focus areas has been dedicated to the field of "diversity". The B.A. programmes are a core part of the focus on diversity, i.e. research and practice are ideally linked, which integrates gender diversity, multiculturalism, multilingualism, disability, social diversity and justice.
  • Other special features
    English-language campus university; students from over 100 countries; trans-disciplinary, problem-orientated courses and research; individual student support; diverse student activities in the fields of Economics, Politics, Society, Culture, Sport, Sustainability, Responsible Leadership, etc.; diverse economic cooperation initiatives; alumni networks
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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