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Institut für Geowissenschaften, Studiengänge Geowissenschaften at the Uni Jena

Chemisch-Geowissenschaftliche Fakultät, Institut für Geowissenschaften

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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 280
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 15.0 %

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 88.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 39.4 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 3/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 6/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 27.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 32.5 %


Publications per academic 4.8
Citations per publication 5.0
Third party funds per academic 79.8 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.6
Research reputation 8.4 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Further information provided by the department

  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Montan-Uni Leoben, A; Karls-Universität Prag, CZ; Univ. Paris Sud, F; Univ. Montpellier, F; Univ. Utrecht, NL; Eötvös Lorand Univ. Budapest, H; Univ. Zagreb, HR; Arctic University Tromsoe, N; Cukurova University, Türkei
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Numerous fully equipped modern laboratories, e.g. micro X-ray fluorescence scanner, electron beam microprobe, transmission electron microscope, diffractometer, mass spectrometry, atomic force microscope, Raman spectroscopy, various microscopes, electron microscope, hydrogeochemical laboratories, geodynamic observatory with superconducting gravimeter, extensive mineralogical collection, sediment laboratory, rock preparation laboratory, computer pool. The AquaDiva project provides an extensive and excellently equipped "outdoor laboratory".
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Fluid dynamics, heat and mass transport in sedimentary basins; biogeolab "Thuringian Basin", nano-(bio)geosciences at the interface geology-biology-physics-chemistry; geo- and pedopotentials, georisks, (bio)geothermal energy, biomineralogy. Nuclear disposal and fluid motion at the nanoscale. Global mountain building and alpine tectonics; paleoseismology. Surface processes of the early Earth and dispersal of the first life forms. Microfossils as indicators of water quality. Meteorite and comet research; ore deposits. Dynamics of subduction zones. Seismology of Thuringia, strong earthquakes.
  • Other special features
    Wide range of research and teaching; close connection of geology, geophysics and mineralogy with very good mathematical-physical education in geophysics; connection to numerous research projects in institutes of the chemical-geoscientific, biological-pharmaceutical and physical-astronomical faculties as well as outside the FSU Jena. Cooperation with numerous application-oriented partners in industry and economy; broad international experience of the lecturers; high competence in regional geology of Central Germany and the Alps. Close and personal support for students.
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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