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Fakultät Architektur, Bauingenieurwesen und Umweltwissenschaften

Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig

Fakultät Architektur, Bauingenieurwesen und Umweltwissenschaften
Katharinenstr. 3
D-38106 Braunschweig
Telephone: +49 531 391-2310
https://www.tu-braunschweig.de

TU Braunschweig
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Basic information

Total number of students
270
Percentage of teaching by practitioners
4.0%
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's
9.7%

Teaching in core subjects

  • Geology and Mineralogy: 14.9%
  • Palaeontology: 0%
  • Geochemistry and Geophysics: 10.6%
  • Environment, Climate, Ecology, Energy and Ressources: 29.8%
  • Applied Geology: 8.5%
  • Geoscientific Methods: 36.2%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
12/14 points

Group 1

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
44.0%

Group 3

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
32.8%

Group 3

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
1 points

Group 3

Contact with work environment, master's
no data
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Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
9.1%
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
11.5%

Research

Publications per academic
3.1

Group 2

Citations per publication
6

Group 1

Third party funds per academic
no data
Not specified
Doctorates per professor
0.7

Group 2

Research reputation
no data

Group 2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
2.0

Group 2

Support in studies
2.0

Group 2

Courses offered
2.0

Group 2

Study organisation
1.5

Group 1

Exams
2.3

Group 2

Laboratory internships
2.2

Group 2

Excursions
1.3

Group 1

Research orientation
1.7

Group 1

Job market preparation
1.9

Group 2

Support for stays abroad
no data
Not specified
Rooms
3.0

Group 3

Library
1.9

Group 2

IT-infrastructure
1.8

Group 2

Overall study situation
2.0

Group 2

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
no data

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Interdisciplinary degree course that integrates the fundamentals of natural sciences, mathematics and statistics with the various sub-disciplines of physical geography (atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, pedosphere) and ecology (biosphere and ecosphere). Students learn how ecosystems function and how to analyse environmental problems. In field trips and internships, they learn about special features of natural and human-influenced ecosystems, receive practical training in the laboratory, gain insight into many professional fields, and learn how to work with geodata and models.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Universitè de la Réunion, Frankreich; Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Portugal; Università degli Studi di Padova, Italien; Universität Mikolaja Kopernika in Torun, Polen; Universität Göteborg, Schweden; University of Wyoming, USA; UNAB Santiago, Chile; UFSC Florianopolis, Brasilien; UdG Guadalajara, Mexiko; Yonsei University, Korea

Special features regarding the equipment

The institutes supporting the courses in Geo-Ecology have excellent equipment in the field of Environmental Analysis (Inorganic and Organic Trace Analysis in the laboratory) and Environmental Measurement Technology (applies to all environmental sub-sections – Water (e.g. discharge measurement, ground water monitoring), Air (e.g. eddy-covariance measurement stations, particulate measurement), and Soil (e.g. tension and water content monitoring, state-of-the-art procedures for determination of soil-hydraulic parameters). In accordance with the "Modelling" focus of the campus, a variety of numerical tools are used in teaching and research.

Special features regarding research activities

Our research includes both basic and application-oriented research. Current sponsors are DFG, BMBF, BMWi, State of Lower Saxony, FNR, DBU, DAAD). Many inter- and transdisciplinary collaborative projects aim to understand the causes and effects of pressing environmental problems and to develop proposals for solutions. There is close cooperation with the engineering institutes of the faculty in the context of the focus "City of the Future" and the diverse environment of the research region Braunschweig, including agricultural research at the Thünen Institute and JKI.

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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