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Fakultät für Georessourcen und Materialtechnik

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Fakultät für Georessourcen und Materialtechnik
Geographisches Institut
Wüllnerstr. 5b
D-52056 Aachen
Telephone: +49 241 809-3645
https://www.rwth-aachen.de

RWTH Aachen
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Basic information

Total number of students
600
Percentage of teaching by practitioners
5.0%
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's
10.0%

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
81.0%

Group 1

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
26.1%

Group 3

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
2 points

Group 3

Contact with work environment, master's
8 points

Group 1

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
16.3%
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
74.6%

Research

Publications per academic
1.6

Group 2

Third party funds per academic
50.8 T€

Group 2

Doctorates per professor
0.9

Group 2

Research reputation
17.1%

Group 2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
2.2

Group 2

Support in studies
no data
Not specified
Courses offered
2.4

Group 2

Study organisation
2.2

Group 2

Exams
2.4

Group 2

Excursions
2.1

Group 2

Research orientation
2.1

Group 2

Job market preparation
2.6

Group 2

Support for stays abroad
2.7

Group 3

Rooms
no data
Not specified
Library
2.7

Group 3

IT-infrastructure
2.8

Group 3

Overall study situation
no data
Not specified

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
no data

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

High proportion of seminars, exercises and practicals in small groups. Thus, there is close contact between students and lecturers. Large number of blended learning elements in teaching, such as geocaching, serious games, virtual sandbox, audio slidecasts for lectures, inverted classroom concepts.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Tschechien; Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russland; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgien; Université de Liège, Belgien; Université Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III, Frankreich; Háskóli Íslands, Island; Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal; Umeå universitet, Schweden; Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spanien; Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spanien

Special features regarding the equipment

Geomorphology/Geo-Ecology: Physical/geographical lab for sedimentological-pedological sample analyses, X-ray fluorescence analysis, range of drilling machinery including core saw, laser particle sizer, Sedigraph, CHNS analyser, pH metres, muffle furnace, various microscopes and remote sensing and GIS software; Climatology: Two permanent automatic weather stations at two regional sites, five mobile automatic weather stations, three fine dust measuring instruments, two ultrasonic anemometers, ice-steam drill, vertical captive balloon probe as well as various mobile measuring sensors for atmospheric measurements.

Special features regarding research activities

The research activities combine fundamental work with a decided application-oriented focus. In addition to basic research with DFG or BMBF funding, many practical projects are also carried out in the form of contract research for external, usually public (e.g. local authority) users of the developed knowledge. Some students are already involved in these projects at an early stage. Particular focus is placed on research with international or European orientation (various EU inter-regionally funded projects).

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