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Geography, Department

Fakultät für Geowissenschaften und Geographie at the Uni Göttingen

Geographisches Institut

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Basic information

Total number of students 660
Number of master degree students 116
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 10.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 6/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 81.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 97.8 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 1/9 points
International orientation, master's 1/9 points
Outgoing students 2.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 6/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 5/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per academic 1.5
Third party funds per academic 44.6 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.5
Research reputation 4.7 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.2
Excursions 2.3
Research orientation 2.4
Job market preparation 2.9
Support for stays abroad 2.5
Rooms 2.1
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 1.9 *
Overall study situation 2.2

Students' assessments on Teacher Qualification degree courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.3
Schoolpractice 2.7
Rooms 2.1
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Overall study situation 1.8

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 230
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
    Close link between theory and practice classes; High flexibility in the design of mandatory elective areas to enable individual career planning within the course; Non-geographical modules from a variety of subjects; Large selection of soft skills modules; High percentage of exam forms to reduce the number of written exams
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    International inter- and transdisciplinary collaborative research (BMBF, DFG-SFB, DFG-FOR); International training contacts (MOU with partner universities) Summer Schools; Erasmus Mundus doctoral students; International visiting academics; PhD programme in Geography
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universite de Paris-Sorbonne; Queen´s University, Belfast; Universita degli Studi di Roma "La Sapientia", Rom; Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Extensive library and map collection; CIP pool with smart board; WIFI; GIS remote sensing facilities with spectrometer laboratory; Large laboratory for soil, water and vegetation analysis (e.g. pF-, ku equipment, ICP-OES, IC, NC); Soil/climate/hydrology field measurement station; Open source
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Alternative forms of examination; entitlement to reasonable adjustments; Barrier-free accessibility
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    active recruitment of women applicants for professorial positions; participation in the state of Lower Saxony’s programme for women professors; Alternative forms of examination; entitlement to reasonable adjustments; workroom for parents; recognition of absences, e.g. due to pregnancy or family caregiving; additional childcare services for parents outside the regular hours
  • Other special features
    Further information about the Geographical Institute of Göttingen: http://www.geographie.uni-goettingen.de
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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