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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

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 590
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 0.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 0.0 %

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 76.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 4/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 3/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment


Publications per academic 4.0
Citations per publication 4.6
Third party funds per academic 97.9 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.8
Research reputation 24.2 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.6
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.4
Laboratory internships
Excursions 1.6
Research orientation 2.4
Job market preparation 2.8
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 2.4
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 2.2

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Laboratory and field exercises are taught and supervised in small groups, early involvement in research projects (research-oriented teaching), wide range of both examination and course forms, large selection of key competences in the narrower sense.
  • 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
    State-of-the-art labs in all areas of the Geosciences with a high standard (Organic/Inorganic Geochemistry, Geo(Micro)Biology, Sedimentology, Environmental Geology, Hydrogeology, stable/radiogenic isotopes, Crystallography, Mineralogy, Structural Geology); excellent large-scale equipment; WiFi throughout; open workstations and study rooms as a retreat option for students (with PC equipment); CIP pool; extensive library and map collection.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Full-spectrum of research in the basic principles of the Geosciences. Organo-/biomineralisation, biodiversity, palaeoclimate, ice/gas hydrates, textural analysis, mineral and rock physics, rheology of melts, vulcanism, fluids, isotope tracers, cosmochemistry, age dating, groundwater resources, transports of reactive substances in groundwater, geothermics, active tectonic fault lines, sediments as geoarchives, alternative coastal protection concepts.
  • Support for founders
    Start-up Officer in cooperation with the Dean's Office and the Business Contacts and Knowledge Transfer Team of the University of Göttingen.
  • Other special features
    Committed equal opportunities team, dedicated shop steward.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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