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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 630
Number of master degree students 204

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 83.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 86.4 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 4/10 points
International orientation, master's 5/10 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %
Share of anglophone research groups 75.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.5
Study organisation 1.5 *
Exams 2.0
Laboratory internships 2.7
Research orientation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 2.5
Rooms 2.4
Library 1.6 *
IT-infrastructure 1.6 *
Overall study situation 2.0

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 200
Teacher qualification programmes no
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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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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Study abroad and exchange programmes with the United States, Canada, France and Scotland; Countless partnerships with work groups and major research institutes institutes in Germany and abroad; Larger study modules with multi-semester exams; Not many exams in the first year of study; Summer school for new students; Preliminary course in mathematics for new students; Exam course in the first year of study; Tutor programme at the start of the degree; small practice groups; Mentoring programme for freshers; Elite Master’s degree courses FOKUS; Cooperation with affiliated institutes (Fraunhofer, Max-Planck)
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The faculty strengthens research and teaching in particular. The primary goals of the internationalisation of research are therefore the acquisition of excellent international scientists and junior researchers and the expansion and strengthening of international cooperation projects to promote networking. Specific goals of the internationalisation of teaching are the acquisition of motivated and high-performing international students and the promotion of exchange programmes for students, lecturers and staff.
  • 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
    2 computer pools with 48 computers and workstations; CIP pool; 2 clean room microstructure laboratories; Molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) facilities; Electron-beam lithography and ion implantation; Various surface analysis tools (AFM, TEM, SEM, XPS, LEED and many more); NMR labs with internationally unique facilities (5 large appliances); Telescopes in La Palma; Extensive supercomputer time on national high-performance computers.
  • Support for founders
    Cooperation with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) and the TGZ Würzburg technology and founders centre, specific modules by lecturers from industry (e.g. Bosch), cooperation with Bayern Innovativ GmbH, law and economics modules (copyright and patent law, business administration, etc.) in the compulsory elective part of Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The faculty works closely with the KIS (Contact and information office for students with disabilities and chronic conditions). KIS and the officer of the university management for students with disabilities and chronic conditions are mandated to work towards implementation of the recommendation of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) for a “University for all” at the university of Würzburg, taking into account equal opportunity and student participation, in order to make a significant contribution to improving the academic situation of disabled students and those with chronic conditions.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    The faculty supports scientists and academics with their career planning and professional prospects with regard to a future leadership role. Intercultural communication and skills, systems thinking, the ability to identify connections between different global systems and draw conclusions on that basis are taught and practised in the working groups, initially during the Bachelor’s dissertation phase and then in much greater depth in the Master’s project phase (2nd year of Master’s degree).
  • Other special features
    Würzburg is a lively university town where everything is within easy reach; there is a large range of leisure facilities, lots of festivals and low rent prices. Today 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. Special plus points are the intensive cooperation with foreign higher education institutions. This enables parts of the Master's degree course to be completed in America or in another European country without any loss of time.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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