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Geography, Department

Mathematisch-Geographische Fakultät at the Katholische Universität/Eichstätt


Fachgebiet Geographie

  • Ostenstraße 18
  • 85072 Eichstätt
  • Phone: +49 8421 93-21378
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 440
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 10.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 72.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 42.2 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 6/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 11.7 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 9.7 %

Research

Publications per academic 1.1
Third party funds per academic 46.4 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.6
Research reputation 1.3 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.3
Excursions 1.5
Research orientation
Job market preparation
Support for stays abroad 1.9
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IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 137
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Two-Subject-Bachelor, Bachelor of Education, Master of Education, State Exam
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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About the subject

Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The subject has a distinctly international orientation. In addition to the usual standards such as the integration of English literature into teaching, presence at international conferences and seminars, etc. - among other things, this is also reflected in the obligatory stay abroad at a partner university and the possible double degree in the Master TRP, the high presence of visiting professors (also from China, for example), the long-standing offer of guest lectures by international professors in the lecture series Space-Economy-Society (acquisition of ECTS possible) or also the excursions. In addition, the KU's International Office offers a wide range of services.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universität Oulu, Finnland; Inland Norway University, Norwegen; Matej Bel Universität, Slowakei; Universidad de Salamanca, Spanien; Universidad de Sevilla, Spanien; Institut Catholique de Paris, Frankreich; Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza, Italien; Universität Tartu, Estland; Universität Malta, Malta; Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), Frankreich
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The subject is perfectly equipped in terms of infrastructure: Own computer room with state-of-the-art and extensive equipment in the fields of GIS (ArcGIS, SAGA, Cloud Compare, Riscan, LIS), remote sensing, statistics, media; own Geo lab, terrestrial laser scanner, dGPS, tachymeters, UAV/drones for aerial photography, all-terrain vehicles; own Geomedia lab enables the execution of audio-visual projects and the production of films. There are two cartography workstations with state-of-the-art equipment for the production of graphic products, maps and books.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The research activities of the subject area are oriented towards Leisure and Tourism, Environmental Processes and Natural Hazards, Global Justice and Sustainability at the internat. Research Front. Additional focal points are floodplain research and geogr. development research, as well as regional development, entrepreneurship, finance/financialisation. In the scientific community, members of the department hold important positions in research and science management and are recognised by numerous high-profile publications (including textbooks).
  • Support for founders
    The "Centre for Entrepreneurship" of the KU, headed by a member of the department (holder of the chair of tourism), is of central importance here. In fact, several successful start-ups have already emerged from the subject by former employees, e.g. TourismusZukunft. Accordingly, there is basically broad experience with start-ups.
  • Other special features
    The courses of Geography are characterised by a very strong integration of theory and practice. The focus within this is the impartation of both theoretical concepts and models as well as their critical understanding and application-oriented implementation.
  • Further information on research activities
    www.ku.de/mgf/geographie/
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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