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Research at the Department of English and American Studies


The department of English and American Studies at the University of Augsburg is characterized by its highly developed and diverse research profile. At all our chairs, research is dedicated to the basics as well as to recent trends in the respective field. Moreover, the department is in close collaboration with other national and international research institutes.

The 2011 CHE-Ranking has confirmed the outstanding performance of the Department of English and American Studies in comparison to other universities, regarding both quality and quantity of research.  In terms of publications per scholar, the department ranks among the best in Germany and is clearly number one in Bavaria.

We also attach great importance to the promotion of young researchers. The awards, prizes and scholarships for our up-and-coming scholars speak for themselves. The Graduiertenschule für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften (graduate school for social sciences and the humanities) completes our promotion scheme with coordinated doctoral programmes.