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Geography, Department

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Institut für Geographie
Wetterkreuz 15
D-91058 Erlangen
Telephone: +49 9131 85-22633

Uni Erl.-Nürnb./Erlangen
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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

not specified

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

not specified

Master theses in cooperation with work environment

not specified


Publications per academic


Third party funds per academic

no data

Not specified
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

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Yarmouk University, Jordanien; Universitetet Bergen, Norwegen; Minnesota State University, USA

Special features regarding the equipment

Isotope mass spectrometer, dendroecological + soil science lab, ICP-OES, spectroradiometer, LAI meter, SPAD, 5 differential GNSS, helicopterborne georadar (25 and 50 MHz), laser altimeter (airplane/helicopter), 1 small drone with 20 MP camera, 10 climate monitoring stations (AWS), 5 automatic climate data loggers, 2 steam ice drills, 2 multi-core processing mainframes, approx. 30 GPS, soil science field instruments, 2 CIP pools (licenses: ArcGIS, PCI-geomatica, AgiSoft, GAMMA Remote Sensing), large-scale cartography equipment, 3 geodata servers (approx. 300TB), Geodata Centre Erlangen, GEO-Map + GEO-Dok databases.

Special features regarding research activities

International and interdisciplinary orientation and networking; focus on Environmental Studies - especially in the field of climate research using state-of-the-art remote sensing and geoinformation methods - and on Contested Geographies, a conceptual framework in which geographies are examined as "cultural", i.e. as socially constituted, negotiated and thus often contested; research on Big (Geospatial) Data; close integration of research and teaching (especially Master's degree courses); international joint research project with student and lecturer exchange

Further information on research activities




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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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