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Geoscience, Department

Fachbereich Material- und Geowissenschaften at the TU Darmstadt

Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften

  • Schnittspahnstraße 9
  • 64287 Darmstadt
  • Phone: +49 6151 16-2171
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Basic information

Total number of students 510
Number of master degree students 241
Percentage of teaching by practitioners

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 43.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 50.0 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 1/9 points
International orientation, master's 3/9 points
Outgoing students

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 2/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's Not enough data available
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per academic 1.5
Citations per publication 4.7
Third party funds per academic 46.1 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.4
Research reputation 2.3 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support no survey
Support in studies no survey
Courses offered no survey
Study organisation no survey
Exams no survey
Excursions no survey
Research orientation no survey
Job market preparation no survey
Support for stays abroad no survey
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Library no survey
IT-infrastructure no survey
Overall study situation no survey

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    High degree of practice-oriented teaching methods and device and analytical training; Exercises & laboratory and field practicals; In-depth field training: E.g. there are two mandatory mapping courses in the bachelor's degree and one major field exercise each in the bachelor's and the master's degree; Teaching and learning in the bachelor's degree supported by tutorials; The bachelor’s degree includes compulsory content from the field of applied earth science such as hydrogeology, engineering geology, geothermal energy, GIS and atmospheric and climate research; good student-teacher supervision ratio
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Departmental strategy for internationalisation; Internationalisation coordinator; International English-language Master’s programme (Tropical Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering – TropHEE) in cooperation with DAAD; Intercultural workshops for international incomers; Promotion of language proficiency through courses in English also in the German-language Master’s programme of Applied Geosciences; Research projects with international partners; Excursions to European and non-European countries (e.g., China, Argentina/Chile, Iceland, USA)
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais, Frankreich; Háskóli Íslands, Island; Universidad de Zaragoza, Spanien; Tartu Ülikool, Estland; Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norwegen; Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spanien; Sofiiki Universitet 'Sveti Kliment Ohridski', Bulgarien; Pamukkale Universitesi, Türkei; Miskolci Egyetem, Ungarn; Tohoku University, Japan
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Hydrothermikum lab - interdisciplinary lab concept for hydrochemical analysis, isotope analysis, engineering-geological and geothermal tests; Petrophysics; Thermo-triax-cell; Centre for electron microscopy (REM and TEM); X-ray diffractometer and X-ray fluorescence analysis; Special teaching laboratory for hydrochemical practicals; Excellent technical facilities for field exercises and mapping courses; Georadar equipment; Coordination of the German georadar forum; Access to specialist literature search databases via the university and state library (ULB)
  • Support for founders
    Active support for academic staff members with processing and submitting patents that are potentially to be used for business start-ups
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Accessible institute; lecture theatre with special spaces for wheelchair users; Disadvantage compensation for examinations
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    departmental equal opportunity concept with catalogue of specific measures; funding for women: Every year, funds are allocated to the department specifically for the advancement of female staff members and female students; Jovanka Bontschits Prize awarded by the department for excellent final dissertations by young women scientists; childcare centre belonging to the university directly on institute premises
  • Other special features
    In addition to the 8 core subject areas/core professorships: 2 cooperative professors (electron crystallography, geophysics); Heisenberg professorship (aerosol research); Assistant professor (hydroecology, in preparation)
  • 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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