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Geoscience, Department

Fachbereich 14 - Geowissenschaften at the Uni Münster


  • Heisenbergstraße 2
  • 48149 Münster
  • Phone: +49 251 83-30001 /-30002
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 480
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 5.0 %

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 64.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 1/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 24.4 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 16.3 %

Research

Publications per academic 5.2
Citations per publication 5.1
Third party funds per academic 121.2 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.7
Research reputation 16.8 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.6
Laboratory internships
Excursions
Research orientation
Job market preparation
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 1.9
Library 2.0
IT-infrastructure
Overall study situation 2.2

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Many practical courses enable close contact with teaching staff. Especially on the Master’s degree, students have a major role in current research. Master's theses are often published in specialist international journals. Most lectures are also linked to practical coursework and field trips which serve to deepen knowledge of the course content worked through in the lectures.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Helsinki, Finnland; Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, Frankreich; University of Birmingham, Großbritanien; University Collage Cork, Irland; Università degli Studi di Milano, Italien; Vilnius University, Litauen; NTNU Trondheim, Norwegen; Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal; Lund University, Schweden; Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona, Spanien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The geoscientific institutes of the faculty have modern laboratories. In the analytical-experimental field, especially in the field of isotope geochemistry, the institutes are very well equipped. Together, they operate a range of large-scale equipment, including multiple scanning and transmission electron microscopes, which are also used for teaching.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research focuses: Geochemistry, Isotope Geochemistry, Geochronology, Structural Geology, Metamorphous Petrology, Sedimentology, Hydrogeology, experimental and analytic Mineralogy and Petrology, Planetology, Meteorite Research, Paleozoology and Paleobotany, Tsunami Research, Impacts
  • Further information on research activities
    www.uni-muenster.de/Geowissenschaften/forschung/index.html
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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