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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

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 490
Percentage of teaching by practitioners not specified
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's not specified

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 39.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 34.7 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
Contact with work environment, master's
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 11.8 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 24.4 %


Publications per academic 3.2
Citations per publication 5.7
Third party funds per academic 124.6 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.0
Research reputation 7.4 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.5
Laboratory internships
Excursions 1.9
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.1
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 2.5
Overall study situation 2.4

Degree courses without details

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    High degree of practice-oriented teaching forms and instrumental and analytical training; exercises & laboratory and field practicals; well-founded field training: e.g. there are two compulsory mapping courses in the Bachelor's degree course as well as one main terrain exercise in each of the Bachelor's and Master's degree courses; tutorially supported forms of teaching and learning in the Bachelor's degree course; content from applied geoscientific fields such as hydrogeology, engineering geology, geothermal energy, GIS and atmospheric and climate research already compulsory in the Bachelor's degree course; good professor/student ratio.
  • 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 - interdisciplinary laboratory concept for hydrochemical analysis, isotope analysis, engineering geology and geothermal experiments; petrophysics; thermo-triax cell; centre for electron microscopy (REM and TEM); X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence analysis; special teaching laboratory for hydrochemical practical courses; very good technical equipment for field exercises and mapping courses; georadar equipment; coordination of the German Georadar Forum; provision of subject-specific literature research databases via the University and State Library.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Focus on long-term relevant, applied topics that are of great social importance and enjoy high priority among research sponsors (e.g. water, environment, energy); industry-funded endowed professorship on geothermal energy; integration of Bachelor's and Master's theses into ongoing research projects; international projects with a focus on Southern Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.
  • Support for founders
    Active support of the scientific staff in the processing and filing of patents that potentially serve to establish a company.
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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