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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 420
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 6.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 7.5 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 80.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 12.7 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 3/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 19.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 37.7 %


Publications per academic 1.5
Third party funds per academic 16.1 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.3
Research reputation 26.3 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 1.8
Excursions 1.7
Research orientation 1.5
Job market preparation 2.0
Support for stays abroad
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 1.6

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 234
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Bachelor of Education, Master of Education, State Exam
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Broad foundation course and subsequent specialisation options in all sub-areas of Human Geography and Physical Geography; one of the largest Geography institutes in Germany; numerous classes with relation to practice in small groups; problem-oriented and inter-disciplinary teaching; high proportion of practical work in the field; wide range of combination subjects; varied opportunities for stays abroad and work placements; relation to practice through interlinking with industry/government bodies and other organisations in the region
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Aalborg University, Dänemark; Universidad de Granada, Spanien; University of Pecs, Ungarn; University of Iceland, Island; Universiteit vam Amsterdam, Niederlande; University of Bucarest, Rumänien; Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, Polen; Stockholms Universitet, Schweden; Université Bordeaux Montaigne; Tohoku University, Japan
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    PC-Pool with 29 workstations; specialised software; the only geoscientific institute in Germany combining modern equipped laboratories for luminescence dating and magnetic dating under one roof; lending facilities for many devices (IPads, photo and video camera, GPS and recording devices, Maxqda licenses etc.).
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Multitude of different third-party-funded research projects in Germany, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, which often have an inter-disciplinary character and which are also carried out beyond the boundaries of subject area; involvement of students in research; participation in the excellence initiative of the German federal and state governments through the Graduate School BIGSAS; broad international networking
  • Support for founders
    Business Plan Competitions; International Business Plan Competition (Master's event); 5-Euro-Business; Bayreuth Hospitation; Entrepreneurial Thinking & Business Design (Master's event); Seminar Series of the Start-up Advisory Service; Startup Stories; Startup Day; Social Entrepreneurship Camp & Social Entrepreneurship Seminar; Seminar Series of the Start-up Advisory Service; On the Way to the Start-up University (study project); Lead User in Open Innovation.
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