Statistics chemistry courses

The GDCh statistics of the chemistry courses

... is not just any publication of ours, but the most important annual publication of the GDCh. How many new students are there, where are there, how many students have completed their Masters and how long do you actually study and where do they all come? With 60 pages, 21 graphics and 38 tables, hardly a question remains unanswered.

Our statistics collect data from BSc and MSc courses as well as doctorates in chemistry / business chemistry, biochemistry/ life sciences, food chemistry (LM chemistry) and data from chemistry courses at universities of applied sciences (HAW).

The brochure "Statistics of Chemistry Courses - A GDCh Survey on Chemistry Courses at Universities and Colleges in Germany" appears annually in July. You can view the brochure with all the data, tables and graphics as a flip catalog and download it free of charge.

In addition, a graphic representation of the most important data appears in the Nachrichten aus der Chemie, issue 7/8 (2021).

You will also find on these pages key graphics from the statistics in PDF.

Graphic representation from the "Nachrichten aus der Chemie"

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Grafiken zur Statistik – Download

Do a cumulative doctorate - where is that possible?

In the natural sciences, the dissertation has now been supplemented in the form of a monograph with the alternative of the cumulative variant. Cumulative dissertations are publication-based; This means that doctoral candidates can write their dissertation through publications that have been published and that belong to a topic that is related in terms of content and that have been recognized in peer-reviewed journals. The conditions can be found in the examination regulations of the respective university. There are differences e.g. B. the necessary number of publications and the relevance of the authorship / first authorship.

According to the GDCh survey at German universities, a cumulative doctorate in chemistry is possible at 48 of 55 universities and in biochemistry at 23 of 34 universities.

cumulative doctorates in chemistry

cumulative doctorates in biochemistry

No secret: the calculation of the duration of the study

There is hardly any other value that universities fight as hard as they do for length of study. After all, short study periods are an important plus point in the competition for students. The median values, also known as 50% values, are calculated from the information provided by the universities so that individual students who need significantly longer to finish their exams than the average due to illness, part-time jobs or other reasons do not "spoil" the value of their university. They ensure that particularly slow students, but also the "high-flyers" with extremely short study times, are not taken into account, and allow a better comparison of study times than the arithmetic average. You can read here what the median value is exactly and how it is calculated.

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last modified: 10.05.2021 15:09 H from K.J.Schmitz