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Fakultät für Georessourcen und Materialtechnik

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Fakultät für Georessourcen und Materialtechnik
Lochnerstr. 4-20
D-52056 Aachen
Telephone: +49 241 809-6219
https://www.rwth-aachen.de

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Basic information

Total number of students
970
Percentage of teaching by practitioners
no data
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's
no data

Teaching in core subjects

  • Geology and Mineralogy: 34.7%
  • Palaeontology: 4%
  • Geochemistry and Geophysics: 16%
  • Environment, Climate, Ecology, Energy and Ressources: 0%
  • Applied Geology: 12%
  • Geoscientific Methods: 33.3%

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
70.1%

Group 2

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
54.6%

Group 2

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
no data
Not specified
Contact with work environment, master's
no data
Not specified
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
no data

Research

Publications per academic
3.4

Group 2

Citations per publication
3.8

Group 3

Third party funds per academic
124 T€

Group 2

Doctorates per professor
1.2

Group 2

Research reputation
32.6%

Group 1

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
1.8

Group 2

Support in studies
1.7

Group 1

Courses offered
1.9

Group 2

Study organisation
1.6

Group 1

Exams
2.3

Group 2

Laboratory internships
no data
Not specified
Excursions
no data
Not specified
Research orientation
1.9

Group 2

Job market preparation
1.7

Group 2

Support for stays abroad
no data
Not specified
Rooms
2.3

Group 2

Library
1.9

Group 2

IT-infrastructure
no data
Not specified
Overall study situation
1.9

Group 2

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
no data

Further information provided by the department

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Norwegen; Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italien; Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), Indien; Universitat de Barcelona, Spanien; Université Grenoble Alpes, Frankreich; University of Arizona, USA; Univerzita Karlova v Prag, Tschechien; Universidade de São Paulo, Brasilien; Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel; Universidad de Granada, Spanien

Special features regarding the equipment

Currently the only device in Germany for "Quantitative Evaluation of Minerals by Scanning Electron Microscopy" (QEMSCAN®); cryo-electron microscope for fluid specimens to temperatures of -150°C; scientific operation of neutron single-crystal diffractometer HEiDi and POLI at the Research Neutron Source FRM II in Munich; environmental chemistry and petrophysical laboratories; high-resolution LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) for geoscience measuring; extensive field measuring equipment in all disciplines and PC laboratories with modern simulation tools.

Special features regarding research activities

Profiling in the field of "Geo resources"; extensive expertise in the field of Modelling and Simulation, combined with the Engineering disciplines; one of the strongest research university groupings in Western Europe in the Geoscience-related aspects of energy research; strong emphasis on natural gas and oil, coal and geothermal energy and CO2 storage; research on the use of subterranean areas and georisks with strong links to the Engineering Sciences

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