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Biology / Bioscience, Department

Fachbereich 15: Biowissenschaften at the Uni Frankfurt a.M.


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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 1,510

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 91.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 59.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 2.4
Teaching of technical/professional competence 8/8 points
Teaching of methodological competence 4/8 points
Teaching of interdisciplinary competence 5/6 points
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.3
Laboratory internships 1.7
Excursions 1.8
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 2.4
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 1.5
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 2.2

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 443
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degree: State Exam
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Very broad specialist training in many sub-disciplines of biology; close interlocking of theory and practice; extensive range of compulsory electives; integration of a "free degree course" for specialisation/professional training. Orientation; good supervision ratio in the internships; teaching of team management skills; five Master's degree courses (some English-language and interdisciplinary); large range of electives in the Master's degree courses; early involvement of students in current research projects; connection to non-university research institutions; opportunity for external internships.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Two purely English-language Master's degree courses with international students; other Master's degree courses: German and English-language; introduction to English as a language of science in the Bachelor's degree course; own international representatives to support student mobility; recognition of study achievements abroad; eleven Erasmus partner universities, several worldwide exchange programmes; workshops on "Scientific Writing", etc., international composition of working groups; inter-university support for visiting scientists.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Institute for Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, Institute for Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Institute for Molecular Biosciences, Department of Didactics of Life Sciences; in total 38 Prof. (one of the largest biological departments in Germany); excellent organismic and molecular competencies, various research networks (e.g. Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, LOEWE priority DynaMem, Interdisciplinary Centre for Neuroscience), cooperations with Senckenberg Research Institute, MPI Brain Research, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, among others.
  • Other special features
    Diverse opportunities for external work placements and final theses in non-university research institutions, e.g. MPI for Brain Research, MPI for Biophysics, MPI for Empirical Aesthetics, Senckenberg Research Institute, Paul Ehrlich Institute, Georg-Speyer-Haus, Ernst-Strüngmann Institute.
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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