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Geography, Department

Fachbereich 07 Mathematik und Informatik, Physik, Geographie at the Uni Gießen

  • Senckenbergstraße1
  • 35390 Gießen
  • Phone: +49 641 99-36201
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Basic information

Total number of students 700
Number of master degree students 113
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 5/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 54.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's no graduates in the surveyed period

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/9 points
International orientation, master's 2/9 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 7/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience 50.0 %


Publications per academic 2.0
Third party funds per academic 35.1 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.1
Research reputation 2.8 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support response rate too low
Support in studies response rate too low
Courses offered response rate too low
Study organisation response rate too low
Exams response rate too low
Excursions Response rate too low
Research orientation response rate too low
Job market preparation response rate too low
Support for stays abroad less than 15 answers
Rooms response rate too low
Library response rate too low
IT-infrastructure response rate too low
Overall study situation response rate too low

Students' assessments on Teacher Qualification degree courses

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Support in studies
Courses offered
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Overall study situation

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 660
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
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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
    A special feature of the teaching is the high in relation to practice in the form of so-called "project modules”. Here the focus is placed on intensive methodology training; knowledge of the field of Geography is also taught and deepened using current issues. Furthermore, module blocks are taught by external geographers with good links to the professional world so that contact to possible work placements can be gained, in addition to a diverse range of course offerings.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Distinct international research activities are under way in the areas of geographical development research and geographical conflict research. This includes above all the reconstruction of conflict regions (Afghanistan and Syria) as well as development research in sub-Saharan Africa (e.g., Namibia and Malawi). In particular, the cooperation with Africa is also open to students for excursions and exchange agreements.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Polytechnic of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia; Umea University, Umea, Sweden; Universität Bern, Schweiz; Ulster University, Coleraine, GB; Universität Utrecht, Utrecht, Niederlande; Universidad de Malaga, Malaga, Spanien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Two computer rooms for approximately 30 students each; Software licenses for geographic information systems, which can also be used by students at home; Recently modernised teaching laboratory for physical geography (geomorphology).
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Central advisory office for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses; Individual advice on topics such as applications and admission, reasonable adjustments, programme schedule, examination procedure, general advice and guidance; arrangements for reasonable adjustments in the examination regulations for modular degree programmes; reasonable adjustments such as individual programme schedule, modification of examinations, alternative performance, etc. are granted individually and according to requirements; information events as part of programme orientation and the student induction weeks; Information
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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