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Geoscience, Department

Fakultät für Geowissenschaften

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Fakultät für Geowissenschaften
Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Geophysik
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44801 Bochum
Telephone: +49 234 322-3233

Uni Bochum
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Student body

Degree courses with details

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Basic information

Total number of students
Percentage of teaching by practitioners
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's

Teaching in core subjects

  • Geology and Mineralogy: 43.2%
  • Palaeontology: 5.7%
  • Geochemistry and Geophysics: 17%
  • Environment, Climate, Ecology, Energy and Ressources: 5.7%
  • Applied Geology: 17%
  • Geoscientific Methods: 11.4%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
11/14 points

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Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees

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Graduations in appropriate time, master's

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Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
5 points

Group 2

Contact with work environment, master's
6 points

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Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment


Publications per academic

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Citations per publication

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Third party funds per academic
54.5 T€

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Doctorates per professor

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Research reputation

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Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Courses offered

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Study organisation

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Laboratory internships
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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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Overall study situation

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Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

The B.Sc. focuses on the broadest possible education in the geosciences, which enables an individual profile formation in the M.Sc. or PhD. The focus is on the teaching of fundamentals and their implementation in practice from a scientific point of view. The profile formation is discussed individually and not subject-related with a mentor and documented in a target agreement. There is the possibility to acquire job-specific qualifications in applied geology or to obtain a binational German-Argentinean double degree.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Uni Thessaloniki, Giechenland; Universität Wien, Österreich; Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spanien; Uni Oviedo, Spanien; Karls-Universität Prag, Tschechien; Technische Universität Istanbul, Türkei; Stockholm University, Schweden

Special features regarding the equipment

Central microanalysis (including electron beam microprobe, XRD powder diffraction, scanning electron microscope); rock physics and rock mechanics laboratory test facilities; hydrochemical and hydraulic laboratories; library; workshop.

Special features regarding research activities

geoscientific cross-sectional research, sustainable energy resources, in particular geothermal energy (cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute IEE located next to the campus), raw materials and post-mining.

Further information on research activities



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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

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