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  4. Geography
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  6. Philosophische Fakultät
2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Geography, Department

Philosophische Fakultät

  • Innstraße 40
  • 94032 Passau
  • Phone: +49 851 509-2601 /-2602
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Basic information

Total number of students 80
Number of master degree students 79
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 6.0 %

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 not calculated because the department offers only teacher qualification programmes
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 94.7 % *

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's
International orientation, master's 5/9 points
Outgoing students 4.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
Contact with work environment, master's 4/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 54.4 %
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per academic 0.2
Third party funds per academic 21.2 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.3
Research reputation < 1%

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support no survey
Support in studies no survey
Courses offered no survey
Study organisation no survey
Exams no survey
Excursions no survey
Research orientation no survey
Job market preparation no survey
Support for stays abroad no survey
Rooms no survey
Library no survey
IT-infrastructure no survey
Overall study situation no survey

Students' assessments on Teacher Qualification degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 450
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
    Teaching strongly interdisciplinary, key focus on general regional research and regional tourism research. Core content: Cultural and environmental geography, tourism, management and marketing plus interdisciplinary regional/tourism analysis, cultural region studies and foreign languages
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Recommended stays abroad (internship, study, practical training, final thesis, research placement) at various international partner universities, integration of international guest lecturers and scientists into teaching and research (international guest lecturer and visiting scientist programme of the Faculty; Great support for freemovers
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Universidade da Bahia, Universidade da Brasilia, Ungarn-Szechenyi István Egyetem, Stockholm Universität, Universität Maribor Universidad de Murcia
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Own geoinformatics facilities; Own cartography; Lab with GIS pool; 46 subject-specific online databases; Activation of e-books in the relevant databases, and from 2018 the publishers Wiley, Cambridge Press and de Gryter will be added within the project: Evidence Basec Systems, which immediately activates all e-books of the publishers. Future participation in the DEAL project (HRK) to activate further databases (Elsevier, Springer Nature, Wiley)
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    Participation in the annual “5-Euro Business Competition simulation game, participation in the monthly founders café and transfer centre consultation hours, research in the university’s own patent research database, participation in the GROW holiday academy of the Hans Lindner Foundation, faculty-wide “Business Plan Writing” seminar, applications for “start-up leave” to implement a business plan, i.e. students can take time out of their studies for two semesters, during which they have the support of the start-up coach, contact to representatives in business and industry, Mentoring
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Close cooperation with the relevant officers for students with impairments, more flexible examinations and programme schedules, intensive counselling and guidance by students and teaching staff
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Family-friendly campus programme, nursery on the campus, liaison officer for lesbian, gay, transsexual students; PhD students come from different countries (EU, Africa, USA); Academic staff positions are allocated to different genders wherever possible; To develop a diversity concept, the University of Passau holds round-table discussions, in which the department is involved. Since 01.10.2017 there has been a Vice-President for Quality Management and Diversity.
  • Other special features
    Identity-building excursion at the beginning of the course
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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