Statistics chemistry courses

The GDCh statistics of chemistry courses

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

Our statistics collect data from bachelor's and master's degree courses and doctorates in chemistry/business chemistry, biochemistry/life sciences, food chemistry (LM-Chemie) and data from chemistry courses at universities of applied sciences (HAW).

The brochure "Statistics of chemistry courses - A survey by the GDCh on chemistry courses at universities and colleges in Germany" is published annually in July. You can view the brochure with all 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 (2022).

Furthermore, on these pages you will find the most important graphics from the statistics as a PDF for download.


Blätterkatalog der Statistik – zum Blättern & Downloaden
Grafiken zur Statistik – Download

Doing a cumulative doctorate – where is that possible?

In natural science subjects, the dissertation in the form of a monograph has meanwhile been supplemented by the alternative of the cumulative variant. Cumulative dissertations are publication-based; ie doctoral students can write their dissertation through publications that belong to and have been published in peer-reviewed recognized journals on a content-related topic. The conditions can be found in the examination regulations of the respective university. There are differences e.g. B. with the necessary number of publications as well as the relevance of the authorship/first authorship.

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