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Geography, Department

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Erl.-Nürnb./Erlangen

Institut für Geographie

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

Total number of students 1,170
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 7.5 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's not specified

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 80.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 34.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 2/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment not specified
Master theses in cooperation with work environment not specified


Publications per academic 3.1
Third party funds per academic
Doctorates per professor 0.7
Research reputation 15.8 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.1
Excursions 2.2
Research orientation 1.9
Job market preparation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 2.0
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 2.1

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 628
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degree: Master of Education
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

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Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Yarmouk University, Jordanien; Universitetet Bergen, Norwegen; Minnesota State University, USA
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Isotope mass spectrometer, dendroecological + soil science lab, ICP-OES, spectroradiometer, LAI meter, SPAD, 5 differential GNSS, helicopterborne georadar (25 and 50 MHz), laser altimeter (airplane/helicopter), 1 small drone with 20 MP camera, 10 climate monitoring stations (AWS), 5 automatic climate data loggers, 2 steam ice drills, 2 multi-core processing mainframes, approx. 30 GPS, soil science field instruments, 2 CIP pools (licenses: ArcGIS, PCI-geomatica, AgiSoft, GAMMA Remote Sensing), large-scale cartography equipment, 3 geodata servers (approx. 300TB), Geodata Centre Erlangen, GEO-Map + GEO-Dok databases.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    International and interdisciplinary orientation and networking; focus on Environmental Studies - especially in the field of climate research using state-of-the-art remote sensing and geoinformation methods - and on Contested Geographies, a conceptual framework in which geographies are examined as "cultural", i.e. as socially constituted, negotiated and thus often contested; research on Big (Geospatial) Data; close integration of research and teaching (especially Master's degree courses); international joint research project with student and lecturer exchange
  • Further information on research activities
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