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Geoscience, Department

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III at the Uni Halle-Wittenberg

Institut für Geowissenschaften und Geographie

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General remarks
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 450
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 8.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 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 58.7 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 19.2 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 6/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 3/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 31.8 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 40.4 %


Publications per academic 1.1
Citations per publication 2.0
Third party funds per academic 31.4 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.9
Research reputation 1.1 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Selected rocks are displayed as exhibits in the Geological Garden of the Institute. Cooperation with Balem, Brazil.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Uni Sogndal, Norwegen; Uni Lund, Schweden; St. Denis, Frankreich; Uni Nancy, Frankreich; Oulu, Finnland; Aarhus, Dänemark; Lissabon, Portugal; Prag, Tschechien; Valencia, Spanien; Nijmegen, Niederlande; Salzburg, Österreich
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    SEM, Cryo-SEM; Niton-XLT 3; TerraSpec; FI microscope; CL microscope; nano indenter; 5MN rock testing machine quality class 1 with triaxial cell up to 70 Mpa; triaxial cell with CO2 pore fluid feeding; ultra-clean room and single particle preparation; powder diffractometer PANalytical; SMART Apex single-crystal diffractometer; GADDS; wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) Bruker AXS; Thermogravimetry (TG); Differential thermal analysis (DSC); thermal conduction and solution calorimeter; high-performance workstations; ion chromatography; HPLC; GC; IR spectrometer; DTA; ICP-OES; laser spectrometry; Micro-XRF.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research in cooperation with large-scale research institutions (e.g. GEOMAR, BGR, LIAG, UFZ, GFZ, IAMO), LAGB, Environmental Agency of the City of Halle (Saale)and other geological services and industrial plants depending on the specialisation of the chairs (e.g. gas storage, repositories, geothermal energy, cement optimisation, fireproof ceramics , rare Earth resources, copper slate, Geo-Archaeology, ground water modelling in opencast mine pits, subsoil 3D modelling).
  • Other special features
    Practice-oriented, interdisciplinary training with large portions in the field and in the laboratory.
  • 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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