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Geoscience, Department

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

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Basic information

Total number of students 370
Number of master degree students 146
Percentage of teaching by practitioners

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 83.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 34.7 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 1/9 points
International orientation, master's 2/9 points
Outgoing students 0.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 4/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per academic 1.7
Citations per publication 4.2
Third party funds per academic 108.0 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.3
Research reputation 23.3 %

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

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Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    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 in geothermal energy and technical petrophysics
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Applied Geosciences of the KIT are part of the International University Consortium of Earth Sciences (http://www.iuces.com/indexone.shtml; A double degree programme, carried out by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the National Institute of Sciences Appliquées de Strasbourg, leads to the degree ‘Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Geodesy and Geoinformatics’ as well as to the title ‘Ingénieur INSA de Strasbourg, Spécialité Topographie’ (https://www.dfh-ufa.org/studium/studienfuehrer/mode/detail/id/geodaesie-und-geoinformatiktopographie/)
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze; Bordeaux: Université de Bordeaux I; Montpellier: Université de Montpellier; Budapest: Technical University of Budapest; Milano: Politecnico di Milano; Oslo: Universitetet i Oslo; Tromsø: Universitetet i Tromsø; Porto: Universidade do Porto; Bilbao: Universidad del País Vasco; Istanbul: Yildiz Teknik Universitesi; Bratislava: Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave
  • 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 and maritime waters (Biofish, Biolift, ADCP), atmospheric aerosol collector programs/modelling: Geostatistics-ISATIS (geovariance). The department also has access to the angstrom source Karlsruhe (ANKA) on Campus Nord, which is particularly relevant for final dissertations. There are two endowed professorships in geothermal energy and technical petrophysics
  • Support for founders
    KIT-central: Innovation and Relationship Management with “Gründerschmiede” business incubator (www.irm.kit.edu); cooperation with start-up company Geotech Systems (www.geotech-systems.de).
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    KIT-wide: Study Centre for the Visually Impaired (SZS) (https://www.stiftung.kit.edu/344.php)
  • Other special features
    The department works closely with the institutes of meteorology and climate research as well as nuclear disposal of the Helmholtz department of the KIT. There are two endowed professorships in geothermal energy and technical petrophysics
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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