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Geoscience, Department

Physics & Earth Sciences at the Jacobs Univ. Bremen (priv.)

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Basic information

Total number of students 40
Number of master degree students no Master's degree courses offered
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 6.3 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees no graduates at the time of data collection
Graduations in appropriate time, master's not calculated, <10 graduates/year; source: German federal statistical office

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 6/9 points
International orientation, master's
Outgoing students 0.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 5/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 18.1 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience


Publications per academic 5.8
Citations per publication 5.5
Third party funds per academic 197.8 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.1
Research reputation < 1%

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.3
Support in studies 1.3
Courses offered 1.3
Study organisation 1.4
Exams 1.7
Excursions 1.3
Research orientation 1.3
Job market preparation 1.7
Support for stays abroad 2.6 *
Rooms 1.4
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 1.3

Degree courses with details

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
    English only language of instruction, the department has a close international network or is associated with international universities, international research projects that students can get involved in.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    English only language of instruction, the department has a close international network or is associated with international universities, international research projects that students can get involved in.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Aberdeen (the UK); Rice University (USA); Texas Tech University (USA) Cornell University (USA); Drexel University (USA); Washington State University (USA); Underwood International College (South Korea); Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea); University of Nottingham Ningbo (China); Amsterdam University College (the Netherlands)
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    100 m2 geochemistry laboratory for water, rocks and biological samples; Rock processing laboratory; GIS (geographic information systems) computer lab including seismic analysis; Petroleum systems modelling; High Performance Computing; Geophysical equipment; Access to laboratories of major research institutes; 400 m2 Ocean Lab with current channel, test basin, research vessel; Pressure laboratory; Online observatories; 200 m2 photobioreactors; Internet-controlled deep-sea robot; Access to field stations and high sea research vessels.
  • Support for founders
    In the third year, all students can choose the “World Track”. This option enables students to take part in a programme to develop a start-up company. The programme comprises events on topics relating to entrepreneurship especially for innovative start-ups and development of a business idea and a business plan.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The aim of the university is to make it possible for students with disabilities/chronic illnesses to study at Jacobs University. The contact for students and staff in this case is the "Equal Opportunity Committee" (with equal representation) which offers, among other things, assistance in meeting the needs of students and staff with disabilities and works to represent the interest of minorities and ethnic groups and operates the Counselling Centre. The disadvantage compensation required in accordance with the Bremen Higher Education Act (extended examination periods/standard periods of study) is granted in full.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Very international, Bachelor’s students on campus from ≈ 100 countries. Very diverse training options for final (6th semester) specialisation.
  • Other special features
    Collaboration with major research institutions in the EU and USA; If required, individually prepared stays abroad, involvement of students in (inter)national large-scale projects; University/industry research associations in the areas of Marine Research and Resources Management; English-language campus university; students from over 100 countries; trans-disciplinary, problem-orientated courses and research; individual student support; Diverse student activities in the fields of Economics, Politics, Society, Culture, Sport, Sustainability; alumni networks
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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