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Geography, Department

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the HU Berlin

Geographisches Institut

  • Rudower Chaussee 16
  • 10099 Berlin
  • Phone: +49 30 2093-6814
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,010
Percentage of teaching by practitioners not specified
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's not specified

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 4/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 62.4 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 30.1 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
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Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment not specified
Master theses in cooperation with work environment not specified


Publications per academic 7.8
Third party funds per academic 120.3 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.4
Research reputation 44.7 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.3
Excursions 2.3
Research orientation 2.0
Job market preparation 2.5
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 1.9
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 2.2

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 186
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Bachelor of Education, Master of Education
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
    The diversity of geographical sub-disciplines offered by experts from the field, non-university research institutions and foreign universities is a special feature of the content. The methodological diversity and the interlocking of methodological training with questions of human-environment research in contexts of research-based learning are among the focal points. Students can continue to gain practical experience through internships.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spanien; Universiteit van Amsterdam, Niederlande; Stockholms Universitet, Schweden; Lunds Universitet, Schweden; University of Birmingham, UK; Universitè Toulouse Le Mirail, Frankreich; Universitè Jean Moulin Lyon, Frankreich; Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Österreich; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; University of Florida, USA
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Amenities include: Humboldt Weather Station Berlin-Adlershof: continuous measurement of weather, soil and air quality in the measurement garden and on the roof of the institute; diverse climate measurement technology; computer cluster with over 160 processors and more than 200 TB of storage space (climatic geography, geomatics); soil-hydrological-air-analytical teaching-learning laboratory; historical rock collection; historical map, aerial photo and photo collection with approx. 100,000 entries from the 19th century. - 21st century; remote sensing spectrometry lab; drone with multispectral and thermal camera.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Colleagues of the institute lead a Marie Curie ITN, participate in the SFB "Refiguration of Spaces", take part with two subprojects on radiation modelling and air quality measurement in the large BMBF programme "Stadtklima im Wandel/Urban Climate under Change (UC2)" and collaborate in international research networks (Global Land Programme, Future Earth, USGS Landsat Science Team).
  • Support for founders
    The award-winning start-up "Green Adapt" for adaptation to climate change was founded by graduates of the HU and transferred into a company.
  • Further information on research activities
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