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Physics, Department

Fakultät II Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften at the TU Berlin

Physikalische Institute, Sekr. ER 1-1

  • Straße des 17. Juni 135
  • 10623 Berlin
  • Phone: +49 30 3142-2202
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,390
Number of master degree students 256

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 36.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 39.3 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/10 points
International orientation, master's 3/10 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %
Share of anglophone research groups 20.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
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Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 1.7 *
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Laboratory internships 2.1
Research orientation 2.2
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Rooms 2.8
Library 1.7 *
IT-infrastructure 1.9 *
Overall study situation 2.2

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students no data available
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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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Integrated degree courses with theory and experimental parts (Bachelor’s/Master’s), focus on basics and application; Wide range of specialised subjects, especially in engineering; Modern laboratory places, multimedia technology and internet-supported teaching; Intensive support for international exchange programmes; project-oriented teaching; Further training in Instrumental Analysis
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Extensive exchange opportunities for students and other status groups; Sfbs with Summer Schools; Various partnerships with foreign researchers and scientific institutions; International (visiting) researchers; English-language courses; (in Master of Physics); Erasmus officers; English calls for tender
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus (DK); University of Copenhagen, Kopenhagen (DK); CentraleSupélec – Gif Campus/Supélec, Paris (F); Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen (NL); Lund University, Lund (S)
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Nanophotonics centre with clean room; Centre for electron microscopy with scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, Focused Ion Beam, microprobe and light microscopy; Lasers and displays for UV operation; Use of large computer clusters of the department; A practice telescope (20cm refractor) and CCD cameras are available for the university’s astronomy and astrophysics practicals.
  • Support for founders
    Cooperation with the Career Service of TU Berlin (cf. www.tu-berlin.de/?123030) Start-up courses within the framework of the doctoral groups in Collaborative Research Centres (SFBs)
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Central contact office and officer for students with disabilities and/or chronic conditions (cf. www.tu-berlin.de/?7035)
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    For school students/students e.g. TU Start (http://www.tu-start.tu-berlin.de/), LabGirls (www.tu-berlin.de/?44382), “Physikerinnen-Frühstück” (breakfast event for women physicists), proScience (www.tu-berlin.de/?72218), Master’s Day, In(2)TU (www.tu-berlin.de/?164055) for refugees; for women professors the Berlin Equal Opportunity Programme; diverse central services and offerings for all status groups within the family-friendly university audit, Diversity Charter, etc. (cf. www.tu-berlin.de/?101654). An overview of the central provisions of TU Berlin under www.tu-berlin.de/?176507.
  • Other special features
    In addition to the Bachelor's and Master's course in Physics, an interdisciplinary Bachelor's course "Natural Sciences in the Information Society" is offered by Faculty II - Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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