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Physics, Department

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Erl.-Nürnb./Erlangen

  • Universitätsstraße 40
  • 91054 Erlangen
  • Phone: +49 9131 85-22747
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 640
Number of master degree students 230

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 91.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 65.2 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/10 points
International orientation, master's 6/10 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %
Share of anglophone research groups 15.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.5 *
Exams 1.9
Laboratory internships 1.9
Research orientation 1.8
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 2.0
Library 1.4 *
IT-infrastructure 1.5 *
Overall study situation 1.9

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 240
Teacher qualification programmes no
Teacher qualification centre Link
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
    Intensive support in small groups through so-called double support; Excellent tutor-student ratio (1 professor for approximately every 22 students); Innovative practicals (project groups, modern electronics practical); "Electronic Service Centre" (students have access to the facilities of the electronics practical and can independently design circuits, make circuits boards and assemble them); CIP pool with high-quality equipment; Focus on physics in medicine; Unique degree course in materials physics; Research degree course that’s unique in Germany; Specialist English courses for physicists
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The Master’s programmes in Physics and Material Physics are offered in English, as is the Master section of the research programme with an integrated doctoral programme (Elite Graduate Programme). As part of the ERASMUS+ programme, studies abroad are encouraged (own Erasmus coordinator for Physics), see www.physik.nat.fau.de/studium/auslandssemester
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Busan National University (Südkorea); University of York (UK); Universite Lille 1, Sciences et Technologies (Frankreich); European Space Astronomy Center (Spanien)
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Modern electronics practical with high-quality equipment; High performance computer centre; Modern multimedia equipment in all lecture halls; Participation in high-quality centres such as OICE (Optical Imaging Centre Erlangen) and CENEM (Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy). Own physics departmental library in the building (with online access to specialist literature); New ECAP research building, ready in 2021.
  • Support for founders
    Access to services offered by the FAU (founders office): www.fau.de/patente-gruendung-wissenstransfer/gruenden/
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Services offered by the FAU - Office for Gender and Diversity: www.gender-und-diversity.fau.de/ Implementation of FAU target agreements on the advancement of women; Ariadne mentoring programme of the FAU in the natural sciences and technical disciplines for female Master’s and doctoral students and female postdocs
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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