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Geography, Department

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

Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie

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Basic information

Total number of students 210
Number of master degree students 66
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 4.0 %

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 82.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 35.7 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 0/9 points
International orientation, master's 0/9 points
Outgoing students 0.0 %

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 12.5 %


Publications per academic 1.2
Third party funds per academic 113.6 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.5
Research reputation < 1%

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.6
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 2.0

Students' assessments on Teacher Qualification degree courses

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Degree courses with details

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 270
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

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
    Wide range of offers in all areas of geography; Specialisation options via the neighbouring course geoecology in ecological areas (e.g. floodplain ecology); Teaching largely practice and research-oriented, such as the one-year method-oriented project seminar with close ties to communal and regional topics, specialisation in empirical social research methods
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Theses are possible worldwide in numerous foreign projects.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universität Bologna
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Soil physical and chemical laboratory (kf, pF, Dünnschliffe, MC-ICP-MS, IR-MS, GC-MS, GC-IR-MS, EA); Aerosol collector and counter, semi-automatic microscopic particle analysis, various climate stations, mobile climate multi-sensor systems, remote sensing (some suitable for drones), lysimeter stations (Alpin campus), greenhouse (Alpin campus)
  • Support for founders
    KIT-central support through Innovation and Relationship Management (http://www.irm.kit.edu/)
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    KIT-central support through Study Centre for the Visually Impaired (SZS) (https://www.stiftung.kit.edu/344.php)
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    In addition to the four actual university professorships, the position of adjunct professor (Norra) and two professorships in the KIT Helmholtz programmes (Arneth, Rounsewell) and a KIT Associate Fellow are also incorporated in teaching. The KIT Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research thus plays a significant role in education and training. Close cooperation also exists with the Karlsruhe University of Education (PH Karlsruhe)
  • Other special features
    In 2011, the former WWF Aueninstitut in Rastatt was affiliated to the IfGG. Close cooperation with the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, the KIT Campus Alpin, through joint professorships (Arneth, Roundswell). Close cooperation and professional exchange between geography and geoecology
  • 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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