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Geography, Department

Fachbereich Geowissenschaften at the FU Berlin

Institut für Geographische Wissenschaften

  • Malteserstraße 74 - 100
  • 12249 Berlin
  • Phone: +49 30 838-70223
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Basic information

Total number of students 710
Number of master degree students 75
Percentage of teaching by practitioners

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 73.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's no graduates in the surveyed period

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/9 points
International orientation, master's 5/9 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 6/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 2/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per academic 1.4
Third party funds per academic 94.2 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.4
Research reputation 8.4 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 2.4
Exams 2.7
Excursions 2.2
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.6
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 2.8
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 2.0 *
Overall study situation 2.6

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Ulster University, UK; University College London UK; Karls Universität Prag, Tschechien; Universitat de Barcelona, Spanien; Universität Valencia, Spanien; Universität Innsbruck, Österreich; Universität Lausanne, Schweiz; Universität Mailand, Italien; Universität Amsterdam, NL; Universität Montpellier, F
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Five PC centres: 3 parts teaching (including ArcGIS, Erdas Imagine, SPSS, MatLab, NaSiM) and 2 parts project work; 5 sediment labs (2 mills, muffle furnaces, centrifuges, sieve analysis, digestion system, microwave and Behrotest, sputtering units REM); 4 measuring rooms (measuring bench magnetic susceptibility, C-analysis Carmhograph, CHN+S-analyser, Photom, ICP-OES, RDA-Philips, mobile RFA, REM); Pollen lab; Various drilling machines; Hydraulic test flume; Various measuring devices (e.g. for hydrology, geomorphology, meteorology, soil science).
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Departmental plan for the advancement of women, equality concept, promoting gender and diversity research, W2 professorship in anthropogeography with a focus on gender, courses in general career preparation in the gender and diversity field, research funding for women, many provisions and activities to help combine studying, professional and family life, including a parent and child room in the department.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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