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Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften

Hochschule Darmstadt

Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Informationsrechtliche Studiengänge
Haardring 100
D-64295 Darmstadt
Telephone: +49 6151 16-38748

HS Darmstadt
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Basic information

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

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education
no data

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees

Group 2

Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Group 2

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's
6/13 points

Group 2

International orientation, master's
7/13 points

Group 2

Outgoing students

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
8 points

Group 1

Contact with work environment, master's
8 points

Group 1

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

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support

Group 3

Support in studies

Group 3

Courses offered
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Study organisation

Group 3


Group 3

Job market preparation

Group 3

Support during practical semester
no data
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Support for stays abroad
no data
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Group 3


Group 3


Group 3

Overall study situation

Group 3

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 Bachelor of Information Law is tailored to the extra-judicial processing of information law tasks. Great importance is attached to a close professional relevance. The focus is also on European and Anglo-American law, so knowledge of English is very important. The Master of International Licensing Law provides in-depth knowledge of contract and case design from IT and IP Law as well as the associated questions of international, especially Anglo-American law. There are significant amounts of internationalisation covered.

Special features regarding the international orientation

One of the main areas of study is European and Anglo-American law. Accordingly, knowledge of English plays an important role. The Master's degree in International Licensing Law in particular contains significant internationalisation components. Guest lecturers from Brazil and China regularly teach in both courses. The internships or semesters abroad anchored in the course can be carried out worldwide within a wide-ranging network. There are research projects with Brazil and China.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australien; Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brasilien; Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brasilien; China University of Political Sciences and Law (CUPL), Center for Intellectual Property Rights Studies, Beijing, China; Soongsil University, Südkorea; Bangkok University International, Thailand; University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA; University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA; University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA; University of Wisconsin, Platteville, USA.

Special features regarding the equipment

Legal databases such as Beck-Online or Juris and moodle are available to students.

Special features regarding research and development

The department for information law (i2r) is affiliated to the department. Current projects deal with software development, IT sales in Brazil, IT and IP law in China and Germany. In cooperation with the "Seminars in the Castle", the institute has been carrying out the specialist attorney training "Specialist Lawyer for Information Technology" in Schwetzingen since October 2006. Once a year, the institute organises the Darmstadt Information Law Day as a conference for specialist audiences and students on current topics of Information Law.

Support for founders

Support with legal framework conditions and marketing strategies as well as the initial due diligence at the start of the company (existence of rights, structuring of license agreements; start-up advice Career Centre of the university. Great importance is also attached to a particularly practical reference in the courses. In many cases, projects are carried out in cooperation with representatives from companies. In addition, practice-related questions are often examined in final theses and worked on in companies during the practical / internationalisation phase.

Other special features

The Institute for Information Law (i2r) is a research and development facility in the Faculty of Social Sciences, which emerged from the course of the same name and deals with the research of legal questions in the areas: IT and IP law; Privacy; E-commerce; Compliance. In cooperation with universities from China and Brazil: Legal comparison to IT and IP law issues. The Information Law Day, the institute's annual conference, has taken place annually since 2005.

Further information on research activities



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Last Update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education