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Geoscience, Department

Fakultät für Bauingenieur-, Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften at the Karlsruher Inst. f. Technologie KIT


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General remarks
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 410
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 7.5 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 15.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 73.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 19.3 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 2/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 3/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 16.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 44.4 %

Research

Publications per academic 1.9
Citations per publication 6.0
Third party funds per academic 216.3 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.4
Research reputation 18.9 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.7
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 2.4
Laboratory internships 2.3
Excursions 2.3
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.7
Support for stays abroad 3.3
Rooms 2.2
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation 2.3

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    MSc Applied Geosciences: Through the compulsory elective modules, in the Master's course an in-depth specialisation in applied fields such as Geothermics, Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Applied Geochemistry is possible. There are two endowed professorships on geothermal energy and technical petrophysics.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Praha; Université de Bordeaux I, Bordeaux; Université de Montpellier, Montpellier; Technical University of Budapest, Budapest; Politecnico di Milano, Milano; Universitetet i Oslo, Oslo; Universitetet i Tromsø, Tromsø; Universidade do Porto, Porto; Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao; Yildiz Teknik Universitesi, Istanbul; Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave, Bratislava
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Geochemical laboratory (ICP-MS, XRD, WD-XRF, ED-XRF, DTA-TG, IR-MS, FIAS, CSA, IC) Preparation laboratory Mineralogical and geological collection Field laboratory with in-situ and online measuring multi-sensor systems for limnic systems as well as marine waters (Biofish, Biolift, ADCP), atmospheric aerosol collector programs/modelling: Geostatistics-ISATIS (Geovariance). The faculty also has access to the Angströmquelle Karlsruhe (ANKA) at Campus North, which is particularly relevant for theses. There are two endowed professorships on geothermal energy and technical petrophysics.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Practice-oriented research mainly in the fields of hydrogeology, engineering geology, geothermal energy and geochemistry, urban geochemistry, urban hydrogeology, karst hydrogeology, gold deposit science, multi-sensor system development; Geothermal Energy Centre Baden-Württemberg; There are two endowed professorships on geothermal energy and technical petrophysics; Head of the DFG research group "Computer-aided cooperative route planning in multi-scale 3D city and building models".
  • Support for founders
    KIT Central: Innovation and relation management with Gründerschmiede; cooperation with the start-up company "Geotech Systems".
  • Other special features
    The department closely cooperates with the Institutes of Meteorology and Climate Research as well as for Nuclear Waste Management of the Helmholtz Division of KIT. There are two endowed professorships on geothermal energy and technical petrophysics.
  • Further information on research activities
    www.agw.kit.edu
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