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Biology / Bioscience, Department

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Erl.-Nürnb./Erlangen

Department für Biologie

  • Staudtstrasse 5
  • 91058 Erlangen
  • Phone: +49 9131 85-25413
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General remarks
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 1,290

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 91.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 79.6 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.6
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.7
Teaching of technical/professional competence 7/8 points
Teaching of methodological competence 4/8 points
Teaching of interdisciplinary competence 3/6 points
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.5
Laboratory internships 2.0
Excursions 1.7
Research orientation 2.6
Job market preparation 2.9
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 2.6
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 2.3

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 326
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Bachelor of Education, Master of Education, State Exam
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Biology (B): 1.-4. Interdisciplinary teaching in the 5th-6th semester: Focus on molecular biology topics in teaching and methods; English as a compulsory module (acquisition of competence in the specialist language); ILS (B and M): interdisciplinary training; interdisciplinary modules; Master's degree in English; Cell and Molecular Biology (M): research-oriented training in molecular biology; small group sizes; UNIcert III (English as a key qualification). Integrated Immunology: basic and clinical-translational teaching; problem-oriented learning; research-oriented, interdisciplinary.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    With Integrated Life Sciences and Integrated Immunology, two international, English-language Master's degree courses are available. In the elite Integrated Immunology degree course, a semester abroad is also an integral part of the curriculum. Partnerships with foreign universities (e.g. Erasmus partnerships) are open to students for individually organised exchange semesters.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The main research areas of biology at FAU are 1) signal transduction and differentiation; 2) immunity and infection biology; 3) membrane biology. In priority 2), the DFG-funded Transregio 130: B cells: Immunity and autoimmunity. Research groups from the Department of Biology also participate in research networks in the fields of neurobiology (GRK 2162), inflammation (SFB 1181) and plant biotechnology. A research network in the field of membrane biology is currently in preparation.
  • Other special features
    The department cooperates closely with medicine and the departments of physics, mathematics and chemistry. Master students in cell and molecular biology can choose modules from medicine (immunology, virology, human genetics).
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