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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 1,110
Number of master degree students 310

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 70.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 69.9 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/10 points
International orientation, master's 4/10 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %
Share of anglophone research groups 50.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 1.5 *
Exams 1.9
Laboratory internships 2.1
Research orientation 2.2
Support for stays abroad 3.1
Rooms 2.3
Library 1.4 *
IT-infrastructure 1.4 *
Overall study situation 1.7

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 140
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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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.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Involvement in numerous international research collaborations with possibilities for the preparation of theses. Work placements at international research institutions (e.g., CERN), international excursions.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    In addition to the usual great number of lecture halls, seminar rooms and areas for practicals and a separate physics library with many workplaces for students, the following deserves a special mention: Very extensive and up-to-date experimental collection, but also with a great tradition (H. HERTZ); Own building for practicals where all physical practicals are accommodated; Department has a large number of seminar rooms; Many workplaces for students; Integration of the Helmholtz research area in teaching.
  • Support for founders
    KIT operates a central office for founders in its “Center for Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship".
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    At KIT there are many advisory offices offering support services for students with health impairments, including the “Study Centre for the Visually Impaired”. The Faculty of Physics may provide individual support to students in need.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    International students act as tutors in the courses; English-speaking practice groups can be set up as required.
  • Other special features
    Integration of scientists from the large-scale research area of ​​KIT in teaching and student support. As a result, there are a wide range of theses and easy access to international top-level research and large-scale equipment in basic research.
  • Further information on research activities
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