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Physics, Department

Fakultät für Physik at the Uni Göttingen

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

Basic information

Total number of students 1,320
Number of master degree students 340

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 67.7 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 47.9 %

International orientation

Share of anglophone research groups 100.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 1.9
Laboratory internships 2.5
Research orientation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Rooms 1.3
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 1.4
Workstations 1.5
Overall study situation 1.9

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.6
Transition to Master's studies 1.6
Research orientation 1.7
Overall study situation 1.7

Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Research-oriented learning (integration of the Research Campus); competent student advising from the beginning of the course and throughout the entire degree course until the start of the career; state-of-the-art equipment; good staff-student ratio; for a physics faculty, the proportion of female professors is already gratifyingly high at 25%; committed student council; strong involvement of students in the design of degree course and conditions; Göttingen covers almost the entire range of physics topics.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Durham University,Vereinigtes Königreich; Universiteit Gent, Belgien; National University of Singapore, Singapur; University of Cambridge, Vereinigtes Königreich; Stockholms universitet, Schweden; Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Niederlande; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spanien; Aarhus Universitet, Dänemark; Tallinna Tehnikaúlikoo, Estland; Mc Master University, Kanada
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    State of the art physics building, built in 2005; wide range of state-of-the-art large-scale research equipment (U-TEM, E-TEM, focused ion beam, electron beam lithography, ion accelerator; small-angle X-ray system; electron beam lithography; liquid jet microfocus X-ray generator; pulsed X-ray source with fs laser system; clean room, etc.); participation in Goe-Grid computer cluster; cooperation/participation in computer centre GWDG.CIP pool for students (approx. 80 computers); modern equipped precision engineering central workshop; helium recovery plant for the building.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    SFB "atomic scale energy conversion"; participations in: Mathematics of Experiments (Collaborative Research Centre 1456), FSP "Physics on the TeV scale" with ATLAS at the LHC (CERN), BMBF Bernstein Centre "computational neuroscience", Cluster of Excellence "Multiscale Bioimaging"; research of astrophysics at large telescopes HET and SALT etc.; cooperations with Göttingen MPIs "Dynamics & Self-Organisation", "Solar System Research" and "Biophysical Chemistry". Cooperations with DESY-Hamburg
  • Support for founders
    Office of a founding representative of the faculty; networking via the university's "Business Contacts" department with MBM-Sciencebridge and the "MeasurementValley" association of regional companies.
  • Other special features
    Historical Physics collection (Museum); department library in the building; study and learning area for students; Astrophysics observation dome; participation in XLAB-Göttingen
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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