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Romance Studies, Department

Philosophische Fakultät at the Uni Jena

Institut für Romanistik

  • Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8
  • 07737 Jena
  • Phone: +49 3641 94-4600
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 16
Total number of students 80 *
Number of master degree students 10

Support during the study entry phase

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

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 82.4 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's <10 graduades/year in at least one of the years surveyed; source: department survey

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 6/9 points
International orientation, master's 4/9 points
Outgoing students 7.0 %


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Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 120
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification (StEx)
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
    Romance Studies at Jena is special in the sense that the institute is one of only a few in Germany offering the entire spectrum of major Romance languages (Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, and Romanian). The language courses offered at the Institute (French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish) are generally taught by native speakers. The courses offered are regularly supplemented by international guest lecturers. The Institute offers interdisciplinary master profiles.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The Jena Romance Studies department maintains contact with approximately 40 partner universities in seven countries; These include Latin American universities and the École Normale Supérieure Paris. Jena is the only university in Germany where the internationally recognised language diploma CELPE-Bras of the Brazilian Ministry of Education can be pursued. For Italian, the CELI awarded by the Università per stranieri di Perugia can be acquired in cooperation with the Language Centre. The courses offered are regularly supplemented by international guest lecturers.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Frankreich: École Normale Supérieure (Paris); Université Jean Moulin (Lyon 3), Université Paris (Sorbonne Nouvelle); Italien: L’Università degli Studi di Verona, L’Università degli Studi di Siena, L‘Università degli Studi di Urbino «Carlo Bo»; Portugal: Universität Coimbra; Rumänien: Universität Bukarest; Spanien: Universität Sevilla, Universität Valladolid, Universität Zaragoza
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The Universität Jena has a multimedia centre which can be used in the course if necessary.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Interdisciplinary and transnational "Thematic network" on transnational transformation using the example of Patagonia; Social inequality, cross-cultural exchange and aesthetic forms of expression (supported by the German Academic Exchange Service); Leopol
  • Other special features
    The BA degree in Economics and Languages was set up in the 2017/18 winter semester; it combines basic economic core competences with solid philological knowledge in the chosen Romance language as well as basic knowledge of linguistics, literature and cultural studies. The BA in Economics and Languages can be studied with French, It., Port., Rom. or Sp., and it gives graduates solid written and oral language skills. Focus: Economics or languages (Fr., It., Port., Rom. or Sp.)
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  • Further information about study entry phase
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