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Geoscience, 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

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 410
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 3.0 %

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 94.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 40.8 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 3/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 9.6 %


Publications per academic 5.5
Citations per publication 5.3
Third party funds per academic 153.6 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.9
Research reputation 17.9 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.1
Laboratory internships 1.7
Excursions 1.4
Research orientation 2.0
Job market preparation 2.5
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Overall study situation 1.7

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The Geosciences of the Universität Bayreuth offer both research and practice-based teaching in four complementary courses (B.Sc. And M.Sc. Geo-Ecology, MSc Global Change Ecology, MSc Experimental Geosciences). These are oriented in an inter-disciplinary way and deal with both regional and global environmental systems.
  • 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
    The BayCEER has equipment for the recording of climate data (measuring pillars), for chemical analysis, a laboratory for isotope biogeochemistry, as well as open land for experimental biodiversity research. The MSc Experimental Geosciences, the full range of scientific equipment is available for high pressure synthesis and analysis.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    BayCEER is a research institution of the Universität Bayreuth which combines the activities in the fields of Environmental Sciences and Ecology. Research fields are Global Change: Consequences, Prognoses and Prevention; Biodiversity: Dissemination, Function and Conservation; Ecosystems: Function and Performance; Environmental and Nature Conservation The Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry and Geophysics carries out experimental high-temperature/high-pressure research in the fields of Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry and Geophysics.
  • 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 Startup Advisory Service; Startup Stories; Startup Day; Social Entrepreneurship Camp & Social Entrepreneurship Seminar.
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