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Geography, Department

Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften at the Uni Bayreuth

  • Universitätsstraße 30
  • 95440 Bayreuth
  • Phone: +49 921 55-2525
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Basic information

Total number of students 290
Number of master degree students 95
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %

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 87.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 12.8 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 1/9 points
International orientation, master's 1/9 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 5/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 5/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 10.3 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 5.6 %
Share of professors with work experience 10.0 %


Publications per academic 2.6
Third party funds per academic 47.0 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.3
Research reputation 19.6 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.6
Courses offered 2.7
Study organisation 2.4
Exams 2.9
Excursions 2.2
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 3.2
Support for stays abroad 3.2
Rooms 2.3
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.9 *
Overall study situation 2.5

Students' assessments on Teacher Qualification degree courses

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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 210
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
    Broad basic degree and subsequent specialisation options in all areas of human geography and physical geography; One of the largest geography institutes in Germany; Many courses with practical relevance and in small groups; Problem-oriented and interdisciplinary teaching; Many field exercises; Large selection of possible combination subjects; Many opportunities for stays abroad and internships; Practical relevance through links with companies/authorities and other organisations in the region
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    International lecturers, integration into African studies, English-language study programmes Environmental Geography, Development Studies, Global Change Ecology), exchange programmes, double degree options, new regional focus on Central Eastern Europe (joint research projects with universities Lviv/Ukraine and Pilsen/CZ, international association projects (selfcity, partnerships with University of Groningen and University of the West of England; Ecological Calendars and Climate Adaptation in the Pamirs, ECCAP, Belmont Forum/DFG) and university collaborations with BRA, COL
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Dänemark-Aalborg Universitet; Frankreich-Université Bordeaux Montaigne; Island-Háskóli Íslands; Polen-Uniwersytet Im. Adama Mickiewicza; Slowenien-Univerza v Mariboru; Spanien-Universidad de Cantabria; Ungarn-Pécsi Tudományegyetem; Vietnam-Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    PC pool with 29 workstations; Specialist software; The only Geoscience institute in Germany which has modern, well-equipped laboratories for luminescence dating and magnetic dating under one roof; Many devices can be borrowed (iPads, photo and video camera, GPS and recording devices, Maxqda licenses etc.)
  • Support for founders
    Business plan competitions; International Business Plan Competition (Master’s course); 5 Euro Business; Bayreuth shadowing; Entrepreneurial Thinking & Business Design (Master’s course); Seminar series of the start-up advisory service; Startup Stories; Start-up Day; Social Entrepreneurship Camp & Social Entrepreneurship Seminar; Seminar series of the start-up advisory service; “Towards the start-up uni” (study project); Lead User in Open Innovation
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Through the addition of the counselling office for students with disabilities and chronic health problems (becks), the counselling and support services for students have been expanded comprehensively since 2015. It offers support with study problems and challenges, information on legal claims, reasonable adjustments and funding opportunities. becks is also committed to providing accessibility not only to buildings and premises but also of teaching content, raising awareness among university staff, reasonable adjustments, assistive devices/technology and personal assistance
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Cooperation with UBT facilities for diversity, internationalisation, equal opportunity, inclusion, families; target agreement for achieving gender equality; steps to increase the percentage of women, coaching and mentoring for female junior scientists; support of the UBT network Gender, Queer, Intersectionality and Diversity Studies; gender consulting for external funding applications; structural accessibility; high percentage of foreign staff members; Cooperation with the coordination office for STEM subjects and expanding the STEM network.
  • Other special features
    Campus University with well-developed quality infrastructure and interdisciplinary orientation: Small practice groups. and personal contact to lecturers; Optimal learning conditions; International and excellent networking with over 150 foreign partner universities and research institutions; University of Bayreuth Graduate School with trans-disciplinary education and teaching and training courses; Practical training through close contact with companies; Family-friendly university: Child care facilities on campus; Campus culture with many events
  • Further information on research activities
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