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German Language and Literature, Department

Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften

Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften
Institut für Deutsche und Niederländische Philologie
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
D-14195 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 838-54404 /-52889
https://www.fu-berlin.de/

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Basic information

Teaching staff at the department
49
Total number of students
2140
Number of master degree students
450

Teaching in core subjects

  • German as a foreign language: 16.3%
  • Ancient German Literature: 14.3%
  • Modern Literature: 49%
  • Linguistics: 2%
  • Historic Linguistics: 18.4%
  • Other fields: 0%

Support during the study entry phase

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

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Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
26.4%

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Graduations in appropriate time, master's
55.7%

Group 2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
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Support in studies
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Teaching foreign language skills
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Research orientation
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Library
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Overall study situation
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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students
1630
Teacher qualification programmes
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Teacher qualification centre
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German)
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Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
none

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

A wide range of study offers with numerous bachelor's and master's degree programmes and a variety of possible combinations; Full integration of key research areas into teaching (interdisciplinary, e.g. history of ideas, literary studies and art theory); Full participation in the introductory and orientation course EinS@FU to support students in their choice of subject; Promotion and support of student initiatives and projects in all teaching and learning processes. Subject-specific services for career entry preparation.

Special features regarding the international orientation

Strategic partnerships of the FU (e.g. Jerusalem, Berkeley, Vancouver) particularly relevant for department; Strengthening of international research partnerships and use of synergies with complementary partner universities; Joint promotion of young academics, especially through cooperation in the training of PhD students and based on the career-path model of FU Berlin; Cooperation promotion in teaching, such as for the design and implementation of joint degree courses.

Special features regarding the equipment

Library system with approx. 8 million printed media items, thereof approx. 750,000 in the Philological Library, 70,000 e-journals and 500,000 e-books; Theatre studies library with approx. 70.000 titles; Theatre history collections of the Institute of Theatre Studies

Special features regarding research activities

Numerous interdisciplinary collaborative projects in which philosophy, the humanities, history and cultural sciences conduct joint research from historical and systematic perspectives, e.g. in the EXC 2020 Temporal Communities Cluster of Excellence, in the SFBs Epistemes in Movement, Affective Societies, and Intervening Arts, and in the Cinepoetics Research Group; The research activities link minor and major subjects with one another and are directly integrated into teaching; The Dahlem Humanities Center ensures international networking and visibility of research across disciplines.

Support for founders

The FU has a central service facility for the promotion of start-ups. Students, researchers and alumni are supported in developing application ideas for their research, founding start-ups and spin-offs, and exploiting research results together with established companies.

Other special features

Academics and institutions of the department and the FU Berlin are integrated into a large network of nationally and internationally renowned academics as well as artists and creative professionals, which offers students throughout Germany unique opportunities to get to know the relevant people in everyday university life, e.g. in lectures organised by the Dahlem Humanities Center, workshops (including with authors and artists) or lecture series in the "Open Lecture Hall", and to establish contacts.

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(P) = Professors' judgements

Last Update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education