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Biology / Bioscience, Department

Fakultät 1 - Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften at the RWTH Aachen

Fachgruppe Biologie

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General remarks
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 1,550

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 85.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 34.2 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered 2.1
Teaching of technical/professional competence 8/8 points
Teaching of methodological competence 5/8 points
Teaching of interdisciplinary competence 4/6 points
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 2.0
Laboratory internships 1.5
Research orientation 1.7
Job market preparation
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Overall study situation

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 158
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Bachelor of Education, Master of Education
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The Department of Biology is characterised by applied and basic research which has a strong tradition of inter-disciplinary work. There are close teaching and research partnerships with the Universitätsklinikum Aachen, the Helmholtz Centres in Jülich and Leipzig, the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biotechnology and Applied Ecology (IME), the Leibniz Institute DWI and the RWTH Departments of Engineering and Geosciences. Students are integrated early on in active research through, among other things, UROP placements for undergraduates.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The Department of Biology with its degree courses has very good international ties: e.g. IDEA League, links to other leading technical universities in Europe. In Biotechnology and environmental research, there are numerous cooperation agreements with renowned universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Undergraduates can participate in research projects at TOP universities through the UROP programme.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The research of the Aachen Biology and Biotechnology Department focuses on two main areas: Bio-Economy and Neurobiology & Biomedical Life Science. These include the following four institutes, which are well networked internationally and interdisciplinarily: Plant Biology; Biotechnology; Ecology & Computational Life Science; Neurobiology & Medical Life Science. Among others, there are close contacts to the University Hospital Aachen, Fraunhofer IME, DWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig.
  • Other special features
    Strong cross-linking within the RWTH Aachen University. Thus, after an undergraduate degree, the scientific future can be laid in the entire diversity of excellent university research.
  • 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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