Historical Development of the Department of Geography
The following table shows trends in student numbers.
It clearly reflects the rapid increase in the numbers of students registered for Diplom courses since the early 1970s, a trend also observable in other German universities. At the same time the numbers registered for teacher training courses have been in decline.
This trend towards professional geographers called for a re-orientation of the courses on offer to include more practical training, an aim which the Geography Department in Bonn is pursuing by appointing external lecturers from the professional world.
The development of the numbers of students since 1886 to WS 2013/14 could be seen here.