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German Language and Literature, Department

Fakultät Geistes- und Erziehungswissenschaften

Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig

Fakultät Geistes- und Erziehungswissenschaften
Institut für Germanistik
Bienroder Weg 80
D-38106 Braunschweig
Telephone: +49 531 391-8636
https://www.tu-braunschweig.de

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Basic information

Teaching staff at the department
18
Total number of students
570
Number of master degree students
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Teaching in core subjects

  • German as a foreign language: 0%
  • Ancient German Literature: 13.9%
  • Modern Literature: 30.6%
  • Linguistics: 0%
  • Historic Linguistics: 22.2%
  • Other fields: 33.3%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
12/14 points

Group 1

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
79.1%

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Graduations in appropriate time, master's
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Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Teaching foreign language skills
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Research orientation
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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
560
Teacher qualification programmes
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German)
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Further degree courses of the department
none

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

The research- and practice-oriented teaching, which encompasses all areas of German studies, features digital and innovative components, some of which were developed within as part of sponsored innovation projects (e.g. mediaeval learning app with city tour). The additional study programme DaF/DaZ adds to the spectrum of topics, as do numerous guest lectures, e.g. as part of the poetics lectureship with gender profile and the public-oriented lecture series. This is supplemented by regular excursions, creative writing classes and public project presentations.

Special features regarding the international orientation

The institute is involved in several Erasmus partnerships, including with universities in Ankara, Bari, České Budějovice, Krakow, Naples, Stockholm and Turku, as well as a closer partnership with Nizhny Novgorod. The scientific staff maintains close links with German-speaking countries and with German studies institutes in many countries of the world. In German linguistics in particular, the department participates in the English-language scientific discourse with scientific partnerships (partners are in Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, the USA and Slovakia, among others).

Special features regarding the equipment

The seminar rooms on the humanities campus, which are also used by German studies, are all equipped with WiFi, projectors and document cameras. The campus also has a central computer pool and, at faculty level, learning workshops with a wide range of technical equipment. The institute also has two Smart Boards. The university library offers access to various electronic resources as well as subject-specific databases (author database, BDSL). The institute has a license for game-based learning (Actionbound).

Special features regarding research activities

Projects with third-party funding: ‘MehrSprache2’ (Langlotz with other disciplines), ‘Von der Avantgarde zum Algorithmus: Automatisierte Kreativität in Literatur und Musik’ (Röhnert with other disciplines). Digitale Edition deutschsprachiger Autorinnen des 18. Jahrhunderts (Schöll), Database project on Medientransfer Film/Theater (Schöll), Manual on ‘Ästhetische Theorie und Geschichte der Poetikprofessur’ (Schöll), dictionary project: ‘Schriftlinguistik’ (Neef); Journals (‘Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift’ (Berghahn), ‘Euphorion’ (Standke), ‘Literatur im Unterricht’ (Standke))

Other special features

Cooperation arrangements in research and instruction with other disciplines within the department (especially English langauge and literature, educational and didactics of physics), with disciplines in other departments within the scope of the Master’s degree programme ‘Culture of the Technical-Scientific World’, and in the context of the central research fields of the TU (mobility, city of the future), with the TU language centre (study programme in German as a foreign language/German as a second language), Braunschweig University of Art and with non-university research institutions (e.g. Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute, Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, Institute for Braunschweig Regional History)

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