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Physics, Department

Fakultät für Physik at the Karlsruher Inst. f. Technologie KIT

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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 950
Number of master degree students 280

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 68.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 49.0 %

International orientation

Share of anglophone research groups 50.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 2.2
Laboratory internships 2.2
Research orientation 1.8
Support for stays abroad 2.6
Rooms 2.5
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Workstations 2.3
Overall study situation 2.0

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.5
Transition to Master's studies 1.9
Research orientation 1.9
Overall study situation 1.9

Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    In the association of the university with the Helmholtz large-scale research area, KIT enables an early integration of students in leading international research. The association also means that additional subjects and lecturers are available for courses, degree theses and doctoral study phases. Centres of excellence and numerous graduate programmes are further assets within this.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgarien; Aalto University, Finnland; École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Frankreich; Université Grenoble Alpes, Frankreich; Université Paris Diderot, Paris 7, Frankreich; Université de Strasbourg, Frankreich; Trinity College Dublin, Irland; Università degli studi di Torino, Italien; Kaunas University of Technology, Litauen; Radboud University, Niederlande
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    In addition to the usual extensive lecture theatres, seminar rooms and practical areas as well as a separate specialist library for Physics with extensive student workstations, the following are a highlight: extensive experiment equipment collection which is state-of-the-art but also has a great tradition (H. Hertz); its own building for practicals in which all physics practicals are housed on-site; a large number of its own seminar rooms in the faculty area; extensive student workstations; the integration of the Helmholtz Großforschungsbereich (Helmholtz large-scale research area) in the teaching.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    In addition to the nine institutes, two labs and seven associated institutes, there are three centres of excellence and a graduate school in the faculty area. By focusing on future-oriented research fields such as nanotechnology, energy, climate, environment and mobility systems, and in the association of the university with the Helmholtz-Großforschungsbereich (Helmholtz large-scale research area), KIT belongs to internationally visible scientific institutions.
  • Support for founders
    With the "Centre for Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship", KIT operates a central contact point for founders.
  • Other special features
    Involvement of scientists from the KIT's large-scale research area in teaching and student support. As a result, a wide range of thesis options and easy access to top international research and large-scale equipment in basic research.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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