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Geoscience, Department

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Potsdam

Institut für Umweltwissenschaften und Geographie

  • Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24 - 25
  • 14476 Potsdam
  • Phone: +49 331 977-2018
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 440
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 5.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 2.5 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 54.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 26.3 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 3/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 2/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment


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Citations per publication no data
Third party funds per academic 150.0 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.9
Research reputation 31.6 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Very well-founded and versatile education with a special focus on current topics of climate change and sustainability; teaching of the latest methods of collecting and processing environmental data; many elective options, exciting study projects, excursions and field work; practical relevance: Application of theoretical knowledge; close cooperation with renowned research centres (e.g. PIK, AWI, GFZ, UfZ) with joint courses and excursions as well as the possibility to complete final theses and internships there; insights into current environmental research projects.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Wageningen University, Wageningen, Niederlande; Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spanien; Uniwersytet Im. Adama Mickiewicza, Poznan, Polen
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Own measurement technology available at the institute for various environmental applications.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Excellent scientific networking: versatile research cooperations with renowned, non-university research institutions - among others with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Geo Research Centre, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research and the German Environmental Research Centre; particular strength with own research projects and two DFG graduate programmes in the field of natural hazards and risk research as well as hydrology and climatology.
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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