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Geography, Department

Fakultät für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen at the Uni Freiburg

Institut für Umweltsozialwissenschaften und Geographie

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Basic information

Total number of students 330
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 10.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 73.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 10.9 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 6/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 6/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 37.5 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 27.0 %


Publications per academic 0.8
Third party funds per academic 42.1 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.8
Research reputation 11.8 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.9
Excursions 2.2
Research orientation 2.5
Job market preparation 3.2
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation 2.4

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 214
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Two-Subject-Bachelor, Master of Education, State Exam
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Broad education in physical geography, human geography, and geographic human-environment research with numerous opportunities for individual emphasis. A wide range of environmental science specialisation options in elective modules in the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Ungarn; Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Rumänien; Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spanien; Universidade de Lisboa, Lissabon, Portugal; University of Oslo, Oslo, Norwegen; Université de Perpignan, Perpignan, Frankreich; University of Latvia, Riga, Lettland; Harran University, Sanliurfa, Türkei; Stockholms universitet, Stockholm, Schweden; Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    CIP pool with 20 work stations; student licences for MS Office, GIS, statistics.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Current topics of global climate and environmental change in the context of social and political conditions (e.g. climate adaptation, historical climatology; recent geomorphology; urban and metropolitan research; tourism and mobility research; political geography; interdisciplinary discourse research; geocommunication).
  • Other special features
    Cooperation with other educational institutions in Germany and abroad; EUCOR network European Campus (Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Basel); diverse Erasmus links; partnerships with Medellin (Colombia) and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA), various research cooperations involving Southeast Asian, US and European institutions and universities; research cooperation in the Centre for Water Research, Centre for Renewable Energies and France Centre at the University of Freiburg, among others.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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