The University of Koblenz-Landau is a young, medium-sized university. It emerged from a university of education in 1990. Research and teaching are now oriented towards three interlinked, interdisciplinary profile areas: "Education", "People" and "Environment".
Within the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, the university plays an outstanding role in educational sciences and teacher training. It is the only university in the state to offer teacher training programs for all types of schools. This core competence characterizes the profile area. Important features are also the combination of pedagogy and subject didactics, the great importance of extracurricular learning sites and student laboratories, and the linking of science and school pedagogical practice, e.g. via the CampusSchool networks.
This profile area is characterized by the humanities, cultural and social sciences, in which languages, art and culture, politics and economics are analyzed in particular, by psychology as a human science, and by computer science, which develops and optimizes extensive IT-based services for people and tests them for their practical suitability.
Three scientific approaches characterize this profile area. The environmental science approach addresses the environment that can be described in scientific terms, computer science deals with the technical-digital environment, and the humanities and social sciences understand the environment as a cultural or social environment.
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