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Philosophische Fakultät

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Philosophische Fakultät
Institut für Politische Wissenschaft
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Str. 10
D-52074 Aachen
Telephone: +49 241 80-26124
https://www.rwth-aachen.de

RWTH Aachen
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Basic information

Total number of students
1060

Teaching in core subjects

  • Germany: 9.5%
  • EU: 9.5%
  • International relations: 19%
  • Comparison of political systems: 19%
  • Methods/statistics: 9.5%
  • Theory/intellectual history: 23.8%
  • Other fields/didactics: 9.5%

Support during the study entry phase

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

Group 1

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
72.7%

Group 2

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
38.5%

Group 3

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
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Master theses in cooperation with work environment
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Research

Third party funds per academic
14.2 T€

Group 3

Research reputation
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Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Courses offered
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Exams
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Research orientation
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Support for stays abroad
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Rooms
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Library
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IT-infrastructure
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Overall study situation
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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students
72
Teacher qualification programmes
TQ degrees: Bachelor of Education, Master of Education
Teacher qualification centre
Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German)
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Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Almost exclusively seminar format; intensive supervision of students; use of business games, simulations and argumentation forums, among other things; support for students through the institute's own teaching videos; use of digital media.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Altinbas University, Türkei; Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal; Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spanien; Goethe Institut Madrid, Spanien; Zentrum für internationale Beziehungen der Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien, Österreich; Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Norwegen; Universidad de Valencia, Spanien; University of Nottingham, Großbritannien

Special features regarding research activities

General: Challenges for contemporary democracies. Diplomacy and the First World War; Politics of the Holy Sea; Africa in German and European Security Policy; German Schools Abroad; Media in Politics and History Lessons; Non-School Learning Locations in Teaching; Visual History in Teaching; Supranationalism and Democracy; Francophone Radical Democrats; Theory of Democracy; Democratic Symbolism; Critical Theory of Anti-Semitism; Culture of Remembrance; Hannah Arendt's Political Theory; Theory and Practice of Political Judgement

Further information on research activities

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Acronyms

(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

Last Update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education