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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

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 170
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 3.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 3.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 13/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 54.8 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 3/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 2/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 21.8 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 23.9 %


Publications per academic 6.1
Citations per publication 4.4
Third party funds per academic 243.8 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.0
Research reputation 9.5 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Specialisations Geology/Paleontology, Mineralogy, Environmental Geochemistry in B.Sc. Geosciences; high proportion of practice-oriented excursions and laboratory exercises; high flexibility due to large proportion of selectable elective modules in the M.Sc. programme; unique focus in Germany on isotope analysis (e.g. in bachelor course "Laboratory Methods" and in bachelor project and final theses).
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, Frankreich; Lunds Universiteit, Schweden; Universidad de Oviedo, Spanien; University of Patras, Griechenland; Universita degli Studi di Catania, Italien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Precision mechanics workshops; grinding and preparation labs; stone workshops; museum; library; computer room; institute vehicle; laboratory: high resolution ion probes (CAMECA, DFG Core Facility), ion probe, microprobe, several mass spectrometers (noble gas mass spectrometry, isotope geochemistry, organic geochemistry); ultra-clean lab, X-ray lab; scanning electron microscope; water lab (inorganic); ultratrace analysis (ICP-MS), organic analysis (GCs, FCs etc.), in-situ gas analysis (Picarro); sampler equipment: pumps, hand drills, drill hammers, Rumohr Lot, dinghy etc.; microscope equipment.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Collaborative projects in international programs IODP, ICDP; High Resolution Ion Probe (DFG core facility). Networking with Heidelberg Centre for the Environment and Heidelberg Initiative for the Origins of Life.
  • Further information on research activities
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