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Romance Studies, Department

Philosophische Fakultät at the Uni Kiel

Romanisches Seminar

  • Leibnizstraße 10
  • 24118 Kiel
  • Phone: +49 431 880-1629
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 16
Total number of students 710
Number of master degree students 20

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points


Doctorates per professor 0.2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.9
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 1.9
Digital teaching elements 2.8
Teaching foreign language skills
Research orientation
Rooms 2.9
Library 2.5
IT-infrastructure 2.9
Overall study situation 2.4

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 470
Teacher qualification programmes
Teacher qualification centre Link
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
    Two aspects: The Romance Languages are the subject of interdisciplinary lectures on Romance Philology and further exercises; The diversity of the Romance languages is reflected in the range of secondary languages offered at Kiel: In addition to French and Italian, Spanish and Portuguese (both European and Latin American), Romanian, Catalan and Galician are also taught. Fundamental is a historical-philological and cultural-scientific orientation of Romance Studies in Kiel.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Romance studies at Kiel offers a variety of courses in the foreign language and maintains close ties to the cultural institutes located in Kiel (Centre Culturel français, Deutsch-Französische Gesellschaft, Deutsch-Ibero-Amerikanische Gesellschaft, Società Dante Alighieri). In addition, the Romance department has numerous scientific contacts and exchange relationships with ERAMUS+ partner universities in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Latin America.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    WiFi in the library and on campus, smartboard and whiteboard in the classrooms, E-Learning via learning platforms (OPENOLAT), Adobe-connect to supplement classroom instruction, streaming camera.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Linguistics: Culture of multilingualism in Romania; Language contact and migration; Language Policy; Formation and discussion of linguistic norms (project: ‘Ent-Fesselung der Sprache’). Literary studies: Renaissance in its European context; French Classics; The history of French theatre, the French and Italian modern novel; Lyrics of the Modern Age; The literary descriptions of the Way of St. James and European city concepts in literature are additional research interests;
  • Other special features
    A preliminary course is offered to first-year students before the start of the semester, which aims to make the transition from school to university easier, as well as an open online course to facilitate orientation for prospective and first-year students
  • Further information on research activities
  • Information on access restrictions
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