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Geoscience, Department

Fakultät für Geowissenschaften und Geographie at the Uni Göttingen

Geowissenschaftliches Zentrum der Universität Göttingen

  • Goldschmidtstraße 1 - 3
  • 37077 Göttingen
  • Phone: +49 551 39-7976
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Basic information

Total number of students 680
Number of master degree students 152
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 85.7 %
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 0.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 5/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 6/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 24.4 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 25.7 %
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per academic 4.3
Citations per publication 6.1
Third party funds per academic 79.7 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.1
Research reputation 30.8 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 2.5
Excursions 1.7
Research orientation 2.3
Job market preparation 2.6
Support for stays abroad 2.4 *
Rooms 2.2
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation 1.8

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Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Many "state of the art" labs in all fields of the geosciences (organic/inorganic geochemistry, geo(micro)biology, sedimentology, environmental geology, hydrogeology, stable/radiogenic isotopes, crystallography, mineralogy, structural geology), Excellent range of large devices; WiFi throughout; Open workplaces and study rooms for students to withdraw to (with PCs); CIP pool; Extensive library and map collection.
  • Support for founders
    Start-up officer in cooperation with dean’s office and business contacts and knowledge transfer team of the University of Göttingen.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Utilising all possibilities for reasonable adjustments, well-established advisory services (equal opportunity, diversity, student advice and counselling).
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Integration of diversity aspects and responsibilities in the faculty’s equal opportunity team, with explicit wish for participation of all status groups. The faculty thus supports the university’s equal opportunity and diversity staff unit.
  • 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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