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Geoscience, Department

Fachbereich 05: Geowissenschaften

Universität Bremen

Fachbereich 05: Geowissenschaften
Klagenfurter Straße 2-4
D-28359 Bremen
Telephone: +49 421 218-65010

Uni Bremen
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Basic information

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

  • Geology and Mineralogy: 48.8%
  • Palaeontology: 5%
  • Geochemistry and Geophysics: 17.5%
  • Environment, Climate, Ecology, Energy and Ressources: 2.5%
  • Applied Geology: 11.3%
  • Geoscientific Methods: 15%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
10/14 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
1 points

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Contact with work environment, master's
3 points

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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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Publications per academic

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Citations per publication

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Third party funds per academic
436.7 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

Teacher support

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Support in studies

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

Special features regarding teaching

The undergraduate teaching is broadly based and offers good entry opportunities for the 3 Master's degree courses, applied, marine or materials science, each with a wide range of specialisations and profiles, with 8 specialisations in marine (English) or conventional geosciences. Special features: Research-based learning, integrated ship excursions, international bachelor and master programmes, closely networked with the surrounding research institutes and the geological service for Bremen, good conditions for HiWi activities.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

University of Bergen, Norwegen; University of Tromsö, Norwegen; University of Southampton, UK; University of Utrecht, Niederlande; University of Iceland, Island; University of Cluj, Rumänien; University of Bologna, Italien; University of Bordeaux, France; Technical University of Istanbul, Türkei; University of Waikato, Neuseeland

Special features regarding the equipment

Equipment: Teaching in one building, PC and notebook lab for students; equipment for microscopy, map and rock sample courses; mineral and palaeontological collection; 4 excursion minibuses; around 20 ultra-modern mass spectroscopes for the analysis of metals, organic components and isotopes; 2 scanning EM and other microscopes; access to research labs, vessels and deep-sea technologies such as ROV, multi-channel seismic systems, geophysical measuring probes.

Special features regarding research activities

The interconnection with MARUM, Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences, opens up the possibility of conducting excellent research in the marine sciences. Ship expeditions and the location of the IODP nuclear repository make Bremen an attractive place for visiting scientists. The integration of mineralogy/crystallography into MAPEX, Centre for Materials and Processes, also offers attractive research opportunities in materials science. A large proportion of international doctoral candidates (40%) and students (33%) attests to the strong international orientation of the faculty.

Other special features

The Department of Earth Sciences is home to 25 independent research groups and works closely with a further 16 co-operating research institutes in the region. They can be assigned to the following main research areas: Climate and ocean dynamics, coastal and sedimentary systems, solid earth - geomaterials, marine geology - geochemistry - geobiology, applied geology. In addition, participation in the development of deep-sea technology, which is unique in the world, is an outstanding feature.

Further information on research activities



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