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Physics, Department

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the HU Berlin

Institut für Physik

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Basic information

Total number of students 800
Number of master degree students 213

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 6/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 67.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 64.6 %

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 100.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.6
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Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 1.8 *
Exams 2.1
Laboratory internships 3.1
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Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 2.1
Library 1.5 *
IT-infrastructure 1.5 *
Overall study situation 2.4

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 320
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
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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
    Research internships at non-university research institutions; Many PhD programmes; Visit abroad programmes for students; Interdisciplinary courses; Many freely selectable subjects in the bachelor's and master’s degree; Integration in research and training networks (SfB, graduate schools); Modern media facilities in the seminar and practicals rooms; Career services for students in all semesters; Teaching Qualification: School internships abroad; Student lab for teacher training; Partnerships with schools nearby ensure practical teacher training
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Strategic partnerships in teaching and research with Princeton University and National University of Singapore
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Österreich; Universität Wien, Österreich; Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Schweiz; Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Schweiz; Kobenhavns Universitet, Dänemark; Université des Paris-Sud (Parix XI), Frankreich; Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble I, Frankreich; Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Niederlande; Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spanien; Dublin University - Trinity College Dublin, Irland
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    State-of-the-art laboratories and clean rooms; Large variety of unique large-scale equipment for research; Stake in major national and international research facilities (synchrotron radiation sources, Cherenkov telescope, ATLAS at LHC/CERN, IceCube neutrino detector at the south pole); Powerful and user-oriented workshops (mechanical, electronic); Extensive data and computer centres; State-of-the-art library services.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Lise Network and conferences on gender, diversity and mentoring;
  • Other special features
    The institute runs its own school student lab for different target groups: School pupil society of HU Physics (promotion of gifted students), regular projects for school classes, teacher training; further education of teachers, public outreach ("Long Night of the Sciences"); Club Lise, the mentoring programme for students with a migration background for the promotion of Natural Science and Engineering interests at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; many student assistantships in all areas of the institute
  • 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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