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Geoscience, Department

Fakultät Chemie und Geowissenschaften at the Uni Heidelberg

Institut für Geowissenschaften

  • Im Neuenheimer Feld 234-236
  • 69120 Heidelberg
  • Phone: +49 6221 54-8291
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Basic information

Total number of students 170
Number of master degree students 68
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 1.0 %

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 95.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 73.9 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 1/9 points
International orientation, master's 1/9 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 3/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 3/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience 10.0 %


Publications per academic 5.2
Citations per publication 5.1
Third party funds per academic 106.3 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.2
Research reputation 6.8 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support less than 15 answers
Support in studies less than 15 answers
Courses offered less than 15 answers
Study organisation less than 15 answers
Exams less than 15 answers
Excursions less than 15 answers
Research orientation less than 15 answers
Job market preparation less than 15 answers
Support for stays abroad less than 15 answers
Rooms less than 15 answers
Library less than 15 answers
IT-infrastructure less than 15 answers
Overall study situation less than 15 answers

Degree courses with details

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
    Specialisations in BSc Earth Sciences; High proportion of practical excursions and colloquia; Focus on isotope analysis; High level of flexibility provided by many mandatory elective modules in the MSc
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (Frankreich); Lunds Universiteit (Schweden); Universidad de Oviedo (Spanien); University of Patras (Griechenland)
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Precision mechanical workshop; Grinding and preparation laboratories; Rock workshop; Museum; Library; Computer rooms; Institute vehicle; Laboratories: High-resolution ion probe (CAMECA, DFG-Core Facility), ion probe, microprobe, several mass spectrometers (noble has mass spectrometer, isotopic geochemistry, organic geochemistry); Clean laboratories, X-ray laboratory; Scanning electron microscope; Water laboratory (inorganic); Ultratrace analysis (ICP-MS), organic analysis (GCs,FCs etc.), in-situ gas analysis (Picarro); Sampling devices: Pumps, hand drills, drill hammers, Rumohr Lot, dinghy etc.; Microscopy equipment.
  • Other special features
    Max Kade Foundation Visiting Professorship and Internationalisation in Teaching (Global Classrooms Curriculum Integration, University of Texas Austin)
  • 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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