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Geography, Department

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Geographisches Institut
Rudower Chaussee 16
D-10099 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 2093-6814

HU Berlin
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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

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Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's

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Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

4/14 points

Job market- and career-orientation

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


Third party funds per academic

120,300 €

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

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Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

The diversity of geographical sub-disciplines offered by experts from the field, non-university research institutions and foreign universities is a special feature of the content. The methodological diversity and the interlocking of methodological training with questions of human-environment research in contexts of research-based learning are among the focal points. Students can continue to gain practical experience through internships.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spanien; Universiteit van Amsterdam, Niederlande; Stockholms Universitet, Schweden; Lunds Universitet, Schweden; University of Birmingham, UK; Universitè Toulouse Le Mirail, Frankreich; Universitè Jean Moulin Lyon, Frankreich; Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Österreich; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; University of Florida, USA

Special features regarding the equipment

Amenities include: Humboldt Weather Station Berlin-Adlershof: continuous measurement of weather, soil and air quality in the measurement garden and on the roof of the institute; diverse climate measurement technology; computer cluster with over 160 processors and more than 200 TB of storage space (climatic geography, geomatics); soil-hydrological-air-analytical teaching-learning laboratory; historical rock collection; historical map, aerial photo and photo collection with approx. 100,000 entries from the 19th century. - 21st century; remote sensing spectrometry lab; drone with multispectral and thermal camera.

Special features regarding research activities

Colleagues of the institute lead a Marie Curie ITN, participate in the SFB "Refiguration of Spaces", take part with two subprojects on radiation modelling and air quality measurement in the large BMBF programme "Stadtklima im Wandel/Urban Climate under Change (UC2)" and collaborate in international research networks (Global Land Programme, Future Earth, USGS Landsat Science Team).

Support for founders

The award-winning start-up "Green Adapt" for adaptation to climate change was founded by graduates of the HU and transferred into a company.




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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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