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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 750
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 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 68.4 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 28.8 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 6/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment not specified
Master theses in cooperation with work environment not specified


Publications per academic < 3 professors
Third party funds per academic
Doctorates per professor
Research reputation < 3 professors

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.3
Excursions 2.2
Research orientation
Job market preparation 2.7
Support for stays abroad 2.5
Rooms 2.4
Library 2.2
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 2.2

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 193
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Two-Subject-Bachelor, Master of Education
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Close integration of theoretical lectures and practicals; high level of flexibility in the structuring of required secondary subjects for a degree course oriented on personal career planning; non-geographical modules can be selected from a wide range of subject areas; large choice of modules for training in soft skills; high proportion of diverse examination formats with reduced use of written exam format.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universite de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, Frankreich; Queen´s University, Belfast, Großbritannien; Universita degli Studi di Roma "La Sapientia", Rom, Italien; Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg, Schweden; Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spanien; University of Latvia, Riga, Lettland; University of the Aegean, Lesbos, Griechenland
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Large library and map collection; CIP pool with smart board, WiFi; GIS remote sensing equipment with spectrometer lab; extensive laboratory for soil, water and vegetation analytics (including pF and ku apparatus, ICP-OES, IC, NC), climate/hydrology field measurement station, open source.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Resource analysis and resource/environmental management; Geo-ecology and material cycles especially soil; research into desertification, land usage, biodiversity and socioeconomic causes/repercussions; development research; geographical urban research; the geography of leisure and tourism; crisis/conflict research; climate change/flooding research; evaluation of terrestrial ecosystems
  • 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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