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Geoscience, Department

Fakultät für Georessourcen und Materialtechnik at the RWTH Aachen

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

Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 970
Percentage of teaching by practitioners not specified
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's not specified

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 70.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 54.6 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
Contact with work environment, master's
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment


Publications per academic 3.4
Citations per publication 3.8
Third party funds per academic 124.0 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.2
Research reputation 32.6 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.7
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.3
Laboratory internships
Research orientation 1.9
Job market preparation 1.7
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 2.3
Library 1.9
Overall study situation 1.9

Degree courses without details

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

  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Norwegen; Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italien; Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), Indien; Universitat de Barcelona, Spanien; Université Grenoble Alpes, Frankreich; University of Arizona, USA; Univerzita Karlova v Prag, Tschechien; Universidade de São Paulo, Brasilien; Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel; Universidad de Granada, Spanien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Currently the only device in Germany for "Quantitative Evaluation of Minerals by Scanning Electron Microscopy" (QEMSCAN®); cryo-electron microscope for fluid specimens to temperatures of -150°C; scientific operation of neutron single-crystal diffractometer HEiDi and POLI at the Research Neutron Source FRM II in Munich; environmental chemistry and petrophysical laboratories; high-resolution LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) for geoscience measuring; extensive field measuring equipment in all disciplines and PC laboratories with modern simulation tools.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Profiling in the field of "Geo resources"; extensive expertise in the field of Modelling and Simulation, combined with the Engineering disciplines; one of the strongest research university groupings in Western Europe in the Geoscience-related aspects of energy research; strong emphasis on natural gas and oil, coal and geothermal energy and CO2 storage; research on the use of subterranean areas and georisks with strong links to the Engineering Sciences
  • Further information on research activities
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