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Romance Studies, Department

Fakultät P - Philosophische Fakultät at the Uni des Saarlandes/Saarbrücken

Fachrichtung Romanistik

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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 30
Total number of students 590
Number of master degree students 120

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 13/14 points


Doctorates per professor 1.5

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.9
Digital teaching elements
Teaching foreign language skills
Research orientation
Overall study situation 2.5

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 230
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
    Broad and differentiated international networks in research/teaching, with special key areas in historical lexicology and etymology, multilingualism research, cross-culturalism and diversity research; International graduate school; Bi- and trinational degree courses, international research cooperation, especially with France, Canada and Senegal; the chair in French. Literary Studies in the European Context, which is occupied by a French professor who also heads the Institut Français Saarbrücken, is a distinctive feature.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Teaching dedicated to a large cultural area such as Africa, Canada, South America and Europe. Large number of courses in a foreign language, many guest lecturers and guest researchers from countries within and beyond Europe (Italy, Spain, Gabon, Senegal, Cameroon, Canada, France). Overarching: Saarland University’s internationalisation strategy; Offers of the Welcome Center/International Office for international first-year students; ‘University of the Greater Region’ university network to increase student mobility
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Extensive stock of videos/DVDs of French-language, Spanish-language and Italian-language films and TV shows collected over a period of 60 years which is probably the most extensive collection of this kind in the German Romance Studies; generally: Use of Office 365 / Microsoft teams throughout the university to support online / hybrid instruction; In addition, Moodle platform as an information- and document-management system to accompany the degree programme; Accompanying offers for teaching staff and students from the specialist team on digitalisation; Subject-related subpage in the database info system (DBIS) of the SULB
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The LEI is one of the flagships of modern dictionary research whose impact reaches far beyond the special area of Italian and Romance Studies into other linguistic and social science disciplines. The Romance studies departments has a number of professors at several graduate colleges, including "European Dream Cultures", and IRTG "Diversity".
  • Support for founders
    generally: Offers by the ‘Gründer-Campus Saar’ (a start-up founders’ campus organised by the Contact Office for Knowledge and Technology Transfer [KWT] at Saarland University) for promoting business start-ups in the university setting (aimed at students and employees), including start-up consulting, simulation games, advanced training/management seminars
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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