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Geography, Department

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Hannover

Institut für Physische Geographie und Landschaftsökologie und Institut für Wirtschafts- und Kulturgeographie

  • Schneiderberg 50
  • 30167 Hannover
  • Phone: +49 511 762-4496
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Basic information

Total number of students 580
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 12.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 15.0 %

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 80.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 22.7 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 7/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 7/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 32.8 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 29.5 %


Publications per academic 2.2
Third party funds per academic 98.3 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.2
Research reputation 11.8 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.0
Excursions 1.9
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.7
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 2.7
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 2.3
Overall study situation 2.1

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 170
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Two-Subject-Bachelor, Master of Education
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Teaching in the Bachelor's degree course and in both Master's degree courses concentrates on those sub-areas of human geography and physical geography, respectively, in which the scientists have proven their comparative strengths in publications and externally funded projects. For this reason, a deliberate attempt is made not to cover the entire breadth of geography with the resources of a medium-sized geography location, but to enable students to specialise as early as possible in certain sub-areas in which geography in Hannover is strong.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finnland; Paris Lodron University Salzburg, Österreich; Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spanien; University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland; Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia; Universiteit Utrecht, Niederlande; Aalborg University, Dänemark; Lund University, Schweden; Universiteit Gent, Belgien; Queen's University, Belfast, Großbritannien; Uniwersytet Jagielloński wrakowie, Polen; Universität Wien, Österreich; University of Salford, Salford, Großbritannien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The Department of Geography has two computer pools which are used for teaching as well as by students for research and preparation of seminar papers. The 45 or so computer workstations are regularly updated with the latest hardware and software and can also be used by students in the evenings and at weekends by means of a transponder lending system. Furthermore, numerous field devices (e.g. handheld GPS, field tablets) can be borrowed for own work. State-of-the-art techniques (UAV remote sensing with multiple drones, laser scanners) in teaching.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research and teaching in geography are characterised by strong references to applications in combination with theoretical and methodological training. In all areas of geography, students have the opportunity at an early stage to work on a wide range of current national and international research projects in the context of theses, student projects, internships or as research assistants. The main areas of expertise include soil erosion research, ecosystem services, regional economic structural change, business start-ups, and diversification in large-scale farming.
  • Support for founders
    Faculty-owned School Entrepreneurship; university-based start-up HAIP Solutions "Hyperspectral Agricultural Imaging Platform" supported by funds of the EXIST-programme of the Federal Government and the Institute of Physical Geography and Landscape Ecology; start-ups and their role in the development of regions are the subject of teaching and research in Economic Geography; Economic Geography also leads the country team Germany of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), the world's largest research consortium in start-up research.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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