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Physics, Department

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Potsdam

Institut für Physik und Astronomie

  • Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24/25
  • 14476 Potsdam
  • Phone: +49 331 977-1628
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Basic information

Total number of students 430
Number of master degree students 87

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 78.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 68.6 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/10 points
International orientation, master's 5/10 points
Outgoing students 0.0 %
Share of anglophone research groups 50.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support less than 15 answers
Support in studies less than 15 answers
Courses offered less than 15 answers
Study organisation less than 15 answers
Exams less than 15 answers
Laboratory internships less than 15 answers
Research orientation less than 15 answers
Support for stays abroad less than 15 answers
Rooms less than 15 answers
Library less than 15 answers
IT-infrastructure less than 15 answers
Overall study situation less than 15 answers

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 250
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
    For the Physics degree, the Universität Potsdam offers a framework which can be individually designed with small groups, personal contact to the teaching staff and early involvement in research groups. In the fields of Astrophysics and Climate Physics, colleagues from institutes for Astrophysics, Climate Change Research and for Polar and Marine Research are highly involved in teaching on both the Bachelor's as well as Master's levels. The new buildings on the Natural Sciences Campus Golm provide the best conditions for successful academic studies.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    If Master’s students from abroad without adequate knowledge of German sit in lectures, exercises or seminars, those classes will be held in English, provided that the German-speaking participants agree.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universidad de Santiago de Compostela/Spanien; Université Grenoble Alpes/Frankreich; Università degli Studi di Firenze/Italien; Università degli Studi di Padova/Italien; Università degli Studi di Torino/Italien; Politechnika Lubelska/Polen; Uniwersytet Warszawski/Polen; Umeå universitet/Schweden; Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi/Türkei; Yildiz Teknik Universitesi/Türkei
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The Institute of Physics is a generously designed new building with bright lecture theatres and large work space for students. Seminar rooms, free seating areas, two computer clusters and student organisation rooms are available to students from the first semester. The institute has state-of-the-art equipment for the analysis of the dynamic properties of physical systems on all relevant time and length scales, including several optical laser experiments with femtosecond time resolution, various scanning probe and light microscopes, as well as cell culture and microstructure laboratories.
  • Support for founders
    The university supports start-ups with UP Transfer GmbH. Its most important task is to organise modern and competitive knowledge and technology transfer at the University of Potsdam and effectively add to its excellence in research and teaching through professional transfer of its findings from science and research. Physics spin-offs include Diamond Inventics GmbH, an analytics company.
  • 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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