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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
 
Geography, Department

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät


Institut für Geographie

  • Wetterkreuz 15
  • 91058 Erlangen
  • Phone: +49 9131 85-22633
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Basic information

Total number of students 540
Number of master degree students 95
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 7.5 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 76.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 53.8 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/9 points
International orientation, master's 3/9 points
Outgoing students 2.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 3/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 6/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 1.7 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 6.7 %
Share of professors with work experience

Research

Publications per academic 2.3
Third party funds per academic 56.6 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.8
Research reputation 16.8 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.6
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 1.9
Excursions 1.8
Research orientation 1.6
Job market preparation 1.9
Support for stays abroad 1.6
Rooms 1.5
Library 1.4
IT-infrastructure 1.5 *
Overall study situation 1.7

Students' assessments on Teacher Qualification degree courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 2.2
Exams
Schoolpractice 3.0
Rooms
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 590
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Research at the geography institute is internationally oriented, and the teaching is also based on an internationalisation strategy. Since 2015, all degree courses have been offering regular English-language courses (for international visiting students), and in the winter semester 2017/18 the master's degree in physical geography was fully converted to English. The institute also provides students with intensive support in the planning and preparation of stays abroad and maintains teaching partnerships with universities in Europe, Morocco and Jordan (Erasmus) and the US.
  • Further information about study entry phase
    https://www.geographie.nat.fau.de/studium/studieninteressierte/
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Research at the geography institute is internationally oriented, and the teaching is also based on an internationalisation strategy. Since 2015, all degree courses have been offering regular English-language courses (for international visiting students), and in the winter semester 2017/18 the master's degree in physical geography was fully converted to English. The institute also provides students with intensive support in the planning and preparation of stays abroad and maintains teaching partnerships with universities in Europe, Morocco and Jordan (Erasmus) and the US.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Yarmouk University (Jordanien), Universitetet Bergen (Norwegen), Minnesota State University (USA)
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Isotope mass spectrometer, dendroecological + pedological lab, ICP-OES, spectroradiometer, LAI-Meter, SPAD, 5 differential GNSS, helicopter-driven geo-radar (25 and 50 MHz), laser altimeter (aircraft/helicopter), 1 small drone with 20 MP camera, 10 climate stations (AWS), 5 automatic climate data loggers, 2 steam ice drills, 2 multi-core processing computer, approx. 30 GPS, pedological field devices, 2 CIP pools (licenses: ArcGIS, PCI-geomatica, AgiSoft, GAMMA remote sensing), large cartography devices (A0 scanner, A0 plotter), 3 geo-data servers (approx. 300TB), geo-data centre Erlangen, GEO map + GEO document databases
  • Website with further information on research activities
    www.geographie.nat.uni-erlangen.de/forschungen/
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    reasonable adjustments for examinations, special consideration in course enrolment
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Numerous international scholarship holders (DAAD, Alexander von Humboldt, other programmes) with different cultural backgrounds and gender, ARAIDNE mentoring programme, Diversity Scout (migration, internationalism, disability) of the Faculty of Natural Sciences
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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