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Physics, Department

Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie at the Uni Heidelberg

  • Im Neuenheimer Feld 226
  • 69120 Heidelberg
  • Phone: +49 6221 54-19648
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Basic information

Total number of students 2,550
Number of master degree students 730

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 6/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 82.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 53.2 %

International orientation

Share of anglophone research groups 18.5 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 2.0
Laboratory internships 2.2
Research orientation 1.8
Support for stays abroad 2.5
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Workstations 2.2
Overall study situation 1.9

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 1.6
Study organisation 1.7
Transition to Master's studies 1.8
Research orientation 1.8
Overall study situation 1.8

Degree courses with details

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Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The Heidelberg Department of Physics is among the largest in Germany. It has a graduate school and is involved in two clusters of excellence within the framework of the Excellence Strategy. Its research is unusually diversified in other respects too (e.g. Environmental Physics, Image Processing). The range of teaching includes special lines of in-depth study. Good basic equipment (e.g. CIP computer rooms, modern lecture theatres and practical rooms).
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universität Helsinki, Finnland; Université Paris Sud XI, Frankreich; Imperial College London, Großbritannien; University College London, Großbritannien; Universität Padua, Italien; Universität Leiden, Niederlande; Universität Bergen, Norwegen; Technische Universität Stockholm, Schweden; Universität Uppsala, Schweden; Autonome Universität Barcelona, Spanien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    In addition to an Aeolotron (large scale facility), well-equipped labs in many areas of Physics are available for research. Close cooperation with external large-scale research establishments (for example, CERN, DESY, DKFZ, GSI, KIT) makes further opportunities for research available.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Within the research, there are a lot of cooperations with numerous partners. There are particularly close links to other universities and research institutions in Heidelberg and the vicinity (e.g. Max Planck Institutes in Heidelberg, DKFZ, EMBL, Universität Mannheim, KIT, GSI). The Universität Heidelberg is a member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the Coimbra Group and the 4EU+ European University Alliance.
  • Further information on research activities
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