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Geoscience, Department

Fakultät für Geowissenschaften, Geotechnik und Bergbau at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg

  • Gustav-Zeunerstraße 12
  • 09599 Freiberg
  • Phone: +49 3731 39-3249 /-3265
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 670
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 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 64.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 32.5 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 4/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 3/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 32.0 %


Publications per academic 2.9
Citations per publication 3.7
Third party funds per academic 80.2 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.3
Research reputation 12.6 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 2.2
Laboratory internships 2.1
Excursions 1.7
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.5
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 2.4
Library 2.0
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 2.2

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The wide professional spread of the Freiberg geosciences - including a large spectrum of geotechnical expertise - allows students to pursue very diverse interests on site and to educate themselves individually. The teaching ethics of most faculties are very high; in appointments, students have a strong voice in evaluating the teaching ability and attractiveness of future female professors and thus help influence the appointment decision. Online teaching (pandemic) was engaged and successfully used.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    NTNU Trondheim, Norwegen; Eötvös Loránd Universität, Ungarn; Universität Oulu, Finnland; Czech Technical University, Tschechien; Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza Krakow, Polen
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    3D modelling software (e.g. GOCAD), Ar-Ar-,U-Pb-, thermo-geochronology, rock preparation and mineral separation; thin- and ground section preparation; water and soil chemical analysis; X-ray diffraction; microprobe; MLA; TIMS; very extensive analytical geochemical laboratories (EA, IC, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, TXRF, WD-XRF); digital image analysis; differential GPS.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Students are involved early on in real-world projects. Terrain-oriented work (also international); inclusion of drilling cores (documentation); 3D modelling; industrial cooperation; cooperation with international university partners; high-level laboratory research; multi-disciplinary geoscientific methodology (atmosphere - soil - water - deep underground - mineral resources).
  • Other special features
    Experimental areas on campus (hydrological and hydrogeological measuring field, meteorological station; geophysical measuring field); research and teaching mine with underground laboratories and experimental rooms; online seismology station for geophysics in Berggießhübel (base station of the worldwide seismological monitoring system); research station for geoecology in Oberbärenburg (soil and ecosystem and atmospheric research).
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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