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Fakultät 1 - Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Fakultät 1 - Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften
Fachgruppe Biologie
Templergraben 55
D-52062 Aachen
Telephone: +49 241 80-26650
https://www.rwth-aachen.de

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Basic information

Total number of students
1550

Teaching in core subjects

  • General Biology/Evolution, Genetic: 10.4%
  • Biochemistry/Biophysics/Physiology; Cell- & Developmental Biology: 9.6%
  • Zoology: 20%
  • Botany/Plant Science: 20.9%
  • Microbiology: 21.7%
  • Ecology: 17.4%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
10/14 points

Group 1

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
85.6%

Group 1

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
34.2%

Group 3

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
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Support in studies
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Courses offered
2.1

Group 1

Teaching of technical/professional competence
8.0 points

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Teaching of methodological competence
5.0 points

Group 2

Teaching of interdisciplinary competence
4.0 points

Group 2

Study organisation
1.5

Group 2

Exams
2.0

Group 1

Laboratory internships
1.5

Group 1

Excursions
no data
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Research orientation
1.7

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Job market preparation
no data
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Support for stays abroad
no data
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Rooms
1.8

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Library
1.8

Group 2

IT-infrastructure
1.7

Group 2

Overall study situation
no data
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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students
158
Teacher qualification programmes
TQ degrees: Bachelor of Education, Master of Education
Teacher qualification centre
Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German)
Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
no data

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

The Department of Biology is characterised by applied and basic research which has a strong tradition of inter-disciplinary work. There are close teaching and research partnerships with the Universitätsklinikum Aachen, the Helmholtz Centres in Jülich and Leipzig, the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biotechnology and Applied Ecology (IME), the Leibniz Institute DWI and the RWTH Departments of Engineering and Geosciences. Students are integrated early on in active research through, among other things, UROP placements for undergraduates.

Special features regarding the international orientation

The Department of Biology with its degree courses has very good international ties: e.g. IDEA League, links to other leading technical universities in Europe. In Biotechnology and environmental research, there are numerous cooperation agreements with renowned universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Undergraduates can participate in research projects at TOP universities through the UROP programme.

Special features regarding research activities

The research of the Aachen Biology and Biotechnology Department focuses on two main areas: Bio-Economy and Neurobiology & Biomedical Life Science. These include the following four institutes, which are well networked internationally and interdisciplinarily: Plant Biology; Biotechnology; Ecology & Computational Life Science; Neurobiology & Medical Life Science. Among others, there are close contacts to the University Hospital Aachen, Fraunhofer IME, DWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig.

Other special features

Strong cross-linking within the RWTH Aachen University. Thus, after an undergraduate degree, the scientific future can be laid in the entire diversity of excellent university research.

Further information about study entry phase

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(S) = Students' judgements

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(P) = Professors' judgements

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