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Geography, Department

Fachbereich 1 Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften at the Uni Osnabrück

Institut für Geographie

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Basic information

Total number of students 410
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 21.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 21.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 55.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 6/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 8/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 8.3 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 56.1 %


Publications per academic 2.5
Third party funds per academic 23.3 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.5
Research reputation 2.6 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.6
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.4
Excursions 2.4
Research orientation 2.0
Job market preparation 2.8
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 2.1
Library 2.0
IT-infrastructure 2.4
Overall study situation 2.2

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 13
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Two-Subject-Bachelor, Master of Education
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Excursions (day excursions obligatory in all degree courses, possibility for multi-day excursions, large excursion obligatory in the Master's degree course for teachers); study projects (Kl. study project obligatory in the 2-subject Bachelor's degree course/major in geography, Gr. study project obligatory in the M.A. "Economic and Social Geography", 2 study projects in M.Sc. BGA); colloquia as courses from the 1st semester “Applied seminars" in the BA and M.A.; establishment of a central office for "Management degree course" for the organisation and coordination of all geographical study degree courses.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Université d'Angers, Frankreich; Université de Franche-Comté, Besancon, Frankreich; The University of Manchester, GB; University of Hull, GB; Univerzita Karlova v Praze,Tschechien; Ankara Üniversites, Türkei; Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Polen
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Very good EDP equipment with CIP (Computer investment Programme) pool and mobile empirical laboratory for project courses and final theses (Laptops, projectors, mobile printers, recorders, cameras, moderating equipment), map collection, physical-geography laboratory for soil and water analyses, own in-house study library, central university library within walking distance.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    At the Institute of Geography (IfG), approximately 50 scientists conduct research on the main research areas "Man-Environment" and "Migration & Globalisation". The IfG is divided into 5 working groups, which cooperate in various ways: 1. Agroecology & Soil Science, 2. Aquatic Ecology, Paleoecology & Geoarchaeology, 3. Human Geography with an Economic Geography Emphasis, 4. Resource Management, 5. Social Geography. The research is to a large extent integrated into the research centres "Institute for Environmental Systems Research" (IUSF) and "Institute for Migration Research".
  • Support for founders
    Sequence "Unternehmensgründung" as a regular event in the Geographical Colloquium as well as part of a course in the Master's degree course "Economic and Social Geography"; cooperation with Transfer and Innovation Management of the Osnabrück Universities.
  • Other special features
    At Osnabrück Geography, we place particular emphasis on individual and intensive supervision of students in small learning groups, where this is still possible in view of increasing student numbers, and on qualified feedback for achievements. Relations between teachers and students and among students themselves are very cohesive. The departmental student organisation plays an important role in representing student interests and stimulating the social life at the institute. In this way, we try to maintain our traditionally "family" study atmosphere.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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