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Physics, Department

Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie at the Uni Würzburg

  • Am Hubland, Campus Süd
  • 97074 Würzburg
  • Phone: +49 931 31-85720
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Basic information

Total number of students 860
Number of master degree students 160

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 73.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 50.0 %

International orientation

Share of anglophone research groups 75.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 2.2
Laboratory internships 2.9
Research orientation 1.9
Support for stays abroad 2.5
Rooms 2.1
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Workstations 2.1
Overall study situation 2.2

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.7
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.5
Transition to Master's studies 1.9
Research orientation 1.8
Overall study situation 2.0

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Foreign study and exchange programmes with the USA, Canada, France and Scotland; numerous cooperations with working groups and large-scale research institutions in Germany and abroad; major course modules with cross-semester examinations; low examination load in the first year of study; summer school for first-year students; preliminary Mathematics course for new students; exam course in the first academic year; tutoring programme at the start of studies; small tutorial groups; mentoring programme for first-semester students; Elite Master's courses "FOKUS"; cooperation with the affiliated institutes (Fraunhofer, Max Planck)
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of California, Berkeley, USA; University of Toronto, Kanada; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Kanada; University of Austin, Texas, USA; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA; Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA; University of Turku, Finland; Université de Caen Basse-Normandie/ ENSI Caen, Frankreich; Université Grenoble-Alpes, Frankreich; University of Wroclaw (Uni Breslau), Polen; Politechnika Wroclaw (TU Breslau), Polen; Universidade do Porto, Portugal; Universidad de Salamanca, Spanien; Universidad Pablo de Olavide Sevilla, Spanien; Umeå Universitet, Schweden; Slezská Universzita v Opave (Opava), Tschechische Republik; Univerzita Usti nad Labem, Tschechische Republik
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    two computer pools with 48 computers and workstations, CIP pool, two cleanroom-microstructure labs, facilities for molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), electron beam lithography and ion implantation, various surface analytics (AFM, TEM, SEM, XPS, LEED and many more); NMR labs with internationally unique equipment (five major instruments); telescopes on La Palma, extensive supercomputer time on national supercomputers.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Surface Physics, Organic Layers and Building Elements, Nanostructures research, Manufacture of Construction Elements, Optoelectronics, Semiconductor research, Biophysics, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Energy research, Astrophysics, Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics, High-Temperature Superconductivity, Statistical Physics, Physics of Complex Systems, Physics of the Life Sciences, research associations with Biology, Medicine and Chemistry.
  • Support for founders
    Cooperation with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Technology and Start-up Centre Würzburg, specific modules by lecturers from industry (e.g. Bosch), cooperation with Bayern Innovativ GmbH, modules from the fields of law and economics (trademark and patent law, business administration, etc.) in the compulsory elective area of the Bachelor's and Master's degree courses.
  • Other special features
    At the Faculty, internationally leading groups carry out research on the most exciting questions in basic research and concern themselves with the application potential of the findings. A particular advantage is the intensive cooperation with foreign universities, where parts of the Master's degree can be completed in America or Europe without losing time. The faculty works closely with the KIS (Contact and Information Office for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses; The faculty supports scientists in their career planning.
  • 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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