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Fakultät für Mathematik, Physik und Informatik at the Uni Bayreuth

Physikalisches Institut

  • Universitätsstraße 30
  • 95447 Bayreuth
  • Phone: +49 921 55-3198
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 350
Number of master degree students 60

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 97.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 63.6 %

International orientation

Share of anglophone research groups 30.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered
Study organisation 1.3
Exams 2.0
Laboratory internships 2.2
Research orientation
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.7
Overall study situation 2.1

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

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

Degree courses with details

Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    During studies: Specialisation already possible in the Bachelor's degree, interdisciplinarity through non-Physics-related optional subjects (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Patent Law), flexible design of Master's course of study, including possible combinations with neighbouring subjects, early introduction to current research; in the Teaching Qualification: Bachelor's/Master's course for grammar school level with option to continue with a Master's in a specific subject, together with Mathematics courses: Study centre (every afternoon), particularly for supporting first-semester students and for preparing for examinations
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universität Bern, Schweiz; Mondragon University, Spanien; Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, Frankreich; Université Diderto, Frankreich; Universita degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Italien; Universiteit Leiden, Niederlande; Stockholms Universitet, Schweden; Gebze Technical University, Türkei; Shandong University, China; University of Science, Vietnam
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Labs with modern equipment; powerful computer clusters and CIP computer rooms; excellent research infrastructure; own helium liquefaction system; cooperations enhanced by close proximity of work groups and research institutions (modern campus university); research-related advanced practicals; numerous e-books free of charge for students; well-equipped natural science library; access to mathematical software, in particular computer algebra systems (including expensive commercial products); good lecture theatres with appropriate technology.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Focus on Solid-State Physics on a high international level; research on all length and time scales, starting from nanostructures to mesoscopic systems to macro systems or rather from Ultra-Short Physics to Long-Term Dynamics; Inter-disciplinary links within and outside the university with Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Energy and Fusion research as well as the Computer Sciences; regular international workshops in Bayreuth with opportunities to make contact with leading scientists.
  • Support for founders
    Business Plan Competitions; International Business Plan Competition (Master's event); 5-Euro-Business; Bayreuth Hospitation; Entrepreneurial Thinking & Business Design (Master's event); Seminar Series of the Startup Advisory Service; Startup Stories; Startup Day; Social Entrepreneurship Camp & Social Entrepreneurship Seminar.
  • Other special features
    Close contact between lecturers and students; good collaboration in research and teaching by students; active departmental student organisation; guest lectures from renowned researchers following student selection every semester; Teaching Qualification for grammar school level is currently only offered in Bavaria in Bayreuth and at the TU München as a Bachelor's/Master's course; family-friendly institution of higher education: childcare facilities on the campus; the Department of Physics at the Universität Bayreuth is a popular host for Humboldt scholarship holders.
  • 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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