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Physics, Department

Fachbereich Physik at the FU Berlin

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Basic information

Total number of students 980
Number of master degree students 210

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 62.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 40.5 %

International orientation

Share of anglophone research groups 80.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Close supervisory relationship between lecturers and students; committed course representatives; research-oriented teaching in the Bachelor's and Master's courses; reformed introductory study phase for the subject Physics and the Teaching Qualification in Physics; successful PhysLab for school students; Master's Teaching Qualification with a lateral entry profile (Q-Master's).
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Københavns-Universitet, Dänemark; Uppsala University, Schweden; Universiteit van Amsterdam, Niederlande; Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, Frankreich; University of Manchester, Großbritanien; Tecnico Lissabon, Portugal; Universidad de Granada, Spanien; Uniwersytet Wroclawski, Polen; Czech Technical University in Prague, Tschechien; Bodazici Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Türkei
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    State-of-the-art research facilities in various spectroscopy technologies with applications in Bio, Nano, Surface and Ultrafast Physics; competent services in the fields of IT, Electronics, Precision Engineering; laboratory for Genetic Biophysics; mainframe computer cluster in the Theoretical Physics section; coolant supplied by helium liquefaction system; multi-media laboratory.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Basic research in Experimental Physics with focus on Solid State Physics, Surface, Ultrafast Physics and Biophysics; Theoretical Physics with the "Dahlem Centre for Complex Quantum Systems"; Didactics of Physics with a focus on teacher professionalisation and "learning in the digital world”; there are two DFG Collaborative Research Centres based in the faculty: SFB-TRR 227 "Ultrafast Spin Dynamics" and SFB 1078 "Protein Function by Protonation Dynamics"; Spokesperson of the FU project on the Quality Offensive Teacher Education (BMBF).
  • Support for founders
    Continuous support from the FU's own institution ProFUnd Innovation.
  • 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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