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Geography, Department

Fakultät für Geowissenschaften

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Fakultät für Geowissenschaften
Geographisches Institut
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44780 Bochum
Telephone: +49 234 322-4790

Uni Bochum
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Basic information

Total number of students at the department


Number of master degree students (w/o teacher qualification)


Percentage of teaching by practitioners


Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's


Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

10/14 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment


Master theses in cooperation with work environment



Publications per academic


Third party funds per academic

32,700 €

Doctorates per professor


Research reputation


Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Exam organisation
Research orientation
Offers for career orientation
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

In addition to the integration of content beyond the boundaries of the traditional fields of work, the accelerated and intensified approaches to the digitalisation of teaching, including the first models of digital examination formats, due to the current (2020) pandemic situation should be mentioned.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, F; Univerzita Palackého in Olomouc, CZ; Universitat de les Illes Balears in Palma de Mallorca, E; University of Szeged, H; Universitá di Verona, I; Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Universidad de Zaragoza, E; University of Tartu, EE; Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, PL; Moravian University College Olomouc, CZ

Special features regarding the equipment

The GI maintains permanent hydrological and climatological measuring stations, mobile measuring equipment and a climate measuring bus. These are complemented by other measuring devices, a physical geography lab equipped with extensive state-of-the-art field and lab equipment, a wide range of PC workstations and a media teaching lab with a notebook kiosk. Literature databases are part of the services offered by the UB. In the climate field, crowdsourcing of air temperatures with bicycles - crowdbiking - was set up. A teaching server allows distance courses independent of the computing power of the stud. end devices.

Special features regarding research activities

Human-environmental relationships in urban regions form the main research focus of geography at Bochum. Physical Geography, Human Geography, Geomatics and specialised didactics successfully attract third party-funded projects in their respective core areas. In addition, they also cooperate with other departments on the Institute's shared research focus "Transformation of Urban Landscapes". Within the research, numerous stimuli are provided by the campus university, as well as the possibilities for cooperation within the framework of the University Alliance Ruhr.

Support for founders

A professor supports and advises spin-offs as a "science angel". So far there are three start-up projects.




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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements


Value in percent

Value in points


Thousand Euro

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