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Geoscience, Department

Fachbereich Geowissenschaften at the FU Berlin

Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften

  • Malteserstraße 74 - 100
  • 12249 Berlin
  • Phone: +49 30 838-70694
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Basic information

Total number of students 620
Number of master degree students 172
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 48.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 40.0 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/9 points
International orientation, master's 5/9 points
Outgoing students

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 6/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 5/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per academic 3.8
Citations per publication 5.0
Third party funds per academic 88.2 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.7
Research reputation 9.8 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.2
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Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.9
Excursions less than 15 answers
Research orientation less than 15 answers
Job market preparation less than 15 answers
Support for stays abroad less than 15 answers
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Library 2.2
IT-infrastructure 2.6
Overall study situation 2.3

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; Universität Poznan, Polen; 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
    The Institute successfully applies a well-considered combination of first-class analytical research instruments installed in-house, as well as the varied geoscientific infrastructure of the greater Berlin-Brandenburg area.
  • 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.
  • Other special features
    The Institute characterises itself as oriented on basic principles, systems and research.
  • 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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