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Geoscience, Department

Fachbereich Geowissenschaften

Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Geowissenschaften
Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften
Malteserstraße 74 - 100
D-12249 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 838-70694
https://www.fu-berlin.de/

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Basic information

Total number of students
520
Percentage of teaching by practitioners
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Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's
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Teaching in core subjects

  • Geology and Mineralogy: 54.5%
  • Palaeontology: 9.1%
  • Geochemistry and Geophysics: 18.2%
  • Environment, Climate, Ecology, Energy and Ressources: 0%
  • Applied Geology: 9.1%
  • Geoscientific Methods: 9.1%

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
38.3%

Group 3

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
34.5%

Group 3

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
5 points

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Contact with work environment, master's
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Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
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Master theses in cooperation with work environment
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Research

Publications per academic
4.7

Group 1

Citations per publication
5.3

Group 2

Third party funds per academic
86.7 T€

Group 2

Doctorates per professor
0.6

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Research reputation
11.6%

Group 2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Laboratory internships
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Excursions
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Research orientation
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Job market preparation
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Support for stays abroad
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Library
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Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

We place great emphasis on training our students in quantitative and analytical skills as well as computer modelling with a close practical orientation and early involvement of our students in interdisciplinary research projects. In the M.Sc. degree course we offer a variety of method-oriented field and laboratory practical courses, which can also be chosen in the specialisation area of the B.Sc. degree course. The Department of Planetary Sciences and Remote Sensing offers modules in the field of planetary science that are otherwise taught at only a few universities in Germany.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Université de Liège, Belgien; Helsingin Yliopisto, Finnland; Université de la Réunion, Frankreich; University of Aegean, Griechenland; University College London, Großbritannien; Universität Innsbruck, Österreich; Universidae de Lisboa, Portugal; University of Ljubljana, Slowenien; Universitat de Barcelona, Spanien; Eötvös Loránd University, Ungarn

Special features regarding the equipment

The Institute successfully applies a well-considered combination of first-class analytical research instruments, laboratories and computer flusters installed in-house, the high-performance computing resources of the FU Berlin, and the diverse geoscience infrastructure of the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan area. The regional competence network Geo-X bundles the geoscientific expertise and analytical infrastructure of four universities and five research institutions and enables their efficient and uncomplicated use.

Special features regarding research activities

At our institute, research projects are ongoing on topics such as paleoclimate and environment, planetary formation, earthquakes, geodynamics and mountain building, as well as water and energy resources. In addition, there are numerous cooperations with other research institutions, including a DFG Collaborative Research Centre, a DFG Priority Programme and other joint projects. The regional competence network Geo-X bundles the expertise of nine universities and research institutions and offers excellent opportunities for student internships and involvement in cutting-edge geoscientific research.

Support for founders

The FU's Profund Innovation service supports students, scientists and alumni in developing application ideas for their research, founding start-ups and spin-offs, and exploiting research results together with established companies. This includes advice on ideas and support for projects, the provision of contacts to companies and partners as well as a range of seminars and workshops.

Other special features

Our institute at the Berlin Lankwitz campus combines future-oriented research and innovative teaching. We view the earth as an interconnected system and have based the education of our students largely on interdisciplinary project work. Worldwide field excursions, exciting laboratory practicals and field measurements, as well as applications of modern software tools provide variety in the studies. Our green GeoCampus with its own library and cafeteria offers a pleasant, social and productive learning atmosphere with close links to fellow students and current research.

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(P) = Professors' judgements

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