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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Physics, Department

Fachbereich 13 Physik

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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 460
Number of master degree students 115

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 64.2 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 56.7 %

International orientation

International orientation 4/10 points
International orientation master's 5/10 Points
Outgoing students 0.0 %
Share of anglophone research groups 20.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.7
Study organisation 1.6 *
Exams 1.9
Laboratory internships 2.1
Research orientation 2.1
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 2.0
Library 1.9 *
IT-infrastructure 2.1 *
Overall study situation 2.0

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 110
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
Teacher qualification centre Link
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
    Physics teaching at the Universität is very research-oriented, there is intensive support and many services by students for students. Its location in the old town and the size of the department also help. The subject’s good links with biology, chemistry, mathematics, psychology and other subject areas promotes activities across disciplinary boundaries. It also allows students to specialise in a variety of areas.
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The working groups of the department are integrated in a variety of international research networks and projects. Students can also use these contact options as part of their Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis. Mainly due to the degree course ‘Functional Materials’, taught entirely in English, the proportion of international students in the department is high. This Master’s programme is quite popular, especially among students from the Central and Far East regions of Asia. The International Office and a representative of the subject can supply information about exchange programmes and financing options.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Göteborgs Universitet, Schweden; Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, Frankreich; University College Cork, Irland
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    In Marburg, there is no large-scale equipment, such as for the research in the fields of high energy, nuclear physics or astronomy. Nevertheless, there is a large number of high-level research facilities. Amongst these: Scanning and transmission electron microscope with CS correction, X-ray diffractometer, femtosecond laser system with optical parametric oscillator, photoelectron spectrometer of the highest resolution, molecular beam and MOVPE epitaxy equipment, various computer clusters. There is an excellently equipped mechanical precision workshop and an innovative electronics lab and much more.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    The department has practical experience of business start-ups through members who have taken the same step themselves. In terms of structure, the university has the Marburg Institute for Innovation Research and Entrepreneurship Support (MAFEX) and the MArburg University Research Academy (MARA), which offers workshops and support in the business start-up phase twice a year as part of efforts to promote technology transfer. TransMIT Gesellschaft (GmbH), of which the University of Marburg is one of the company partners, facilitates patent registration and evaluation.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Marburg has is a centre of excellence for people with vision impairment in the “Blindenstudienanstalt” and residential accommodation for students with physical disabilities and severely restricted mobility that offers care and services unmatched in Germany to date. The university’s Student Disability Service offers general (interdisciplinary) advice and practical support with everyday student life. That includes adapted computer workstations for students with low vision or vision loss, funding for student assistants, and special courses for working with software.
  • Other special features
    Marburg is a delightful place to study if you are not looking for a large city. With 26,000 students in a city of 70,000 inhabitants, student life is the dominating factor in the city. As it has always been said "different cities have a university; Marburg is one". The Physics department is at the heart of the city, which makes studying and working at this location very pleasant. Cinema, pubs, music or sport – everything in Marburg is on a large scale and easily accessible. Studying Physics is not easy, but in Marburg it can nevertheless be a delight.
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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