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Romance Studies, Department

Philosophische Fakultät (Historische, Philologische, Kultur- und Geographische Wissenschaften) at the Uni Würzburg

Neuphilologisches Institut - Moderne Fremdsprachen

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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 14
Total number of students 610
Number of master degree students 0

Support during the study entry phase

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


Doctorates per professor 0.0

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.7
Courses offered 3.0
Study organisation 2.2
Exams 2.6
Digital teaching elements 2.5
Teaching foreign language skills 2.7
Research orientation 2.7
Rooms 2.4
Library 2.3
IT-infrastructure 2.4
Overall study situation

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 350
Teacher qualification programmes
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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
    central importance of research-based teaching and learning; Exchange between the different subjects and departments through polyvalent courses; Blended learning projects; Offer of two additional certificates: ‘Digital Competence’ and ‘Translation and Language Comparison’; balanced blend of courses in the German language of instruction and in the foreign language studied; Connection of teaching to interdisciplinary research centres and event series (Würzburg Centre for Classical Studies, Research Group on Middle Ages and Early Modern Age, Linguistics Colloquium)
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    joint teaching formats and teaching cooperations, including with the University of Caen; long-standing international projects and research collaborations (Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Spain, France); numerous Erasmus partner universities and other international partnership programmes; various opportunities for lecturer mobility (e.g. as part of the partnership with the University of Padua and the COIMBRA Summer Schools); comprehensive counselling offer for outgoing students, individual support for incoming students in all phases of their degree programme in Romance Studies in Würzburg
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Comprehensive E-Book stock of the University Library of Würzburg, with availability of digital media and specialist dictionaries, corpora and databases
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research foci in literary studies: Middle Ages, early modernity, digital humanities, francophone literature of Africa, culture and literature of the Siglo de oro, the Latin American novel of the 19th and 20th centuries, French literature of the 19th century, cinema in France, Spain and Latin America; various current research projects (DFG, Volkswagen Foundation). Research areas in linguistics: Language change, language dynamics, language contact, ambiguity and wordplay, always taking historical and current language levels into account.
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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