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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 850
Number of master degree students 294

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 84.4 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 100.0 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/10 points
International orientation, master's 5/10 points
Outgoing students 0.0 %
Share of anglophone research groups 60.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.4 *
Exams 1.8
Laboratory internships 2.4
Research orientation 1.8
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 1.2
Library 1.5 *
IT-infrastructure 1.5 *
Overall study situation 1.6

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 130
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-oriented learning (integration of the Research Campus); Competent study advice throughout the degree course and until graduates start a career; State-of-the-art facilities; Good support ratio; For a physics department, the proportion of female professors is already encouragingly high at 25%; Dedicated student council; Strong involvement of students in the design of the degree courses and conditions; Göttingen covers almost the entire spectrum of physics topics; Website: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/studium/535827.html
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    English-language Master’s programme; High international reputation; High proportion of students who go abroad for at least one semester; Erasmus Mundus programme in Astrophysics (Astromundus); Promotion of international excursions; International lecturers
  • 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 research devices (U-TEM, E-TEM, Focused-ion-Beam, electron-beam lithography, ion accelerator; X-ray small-angle scattering instrument; Electron-beam lithography; Liquid jet micro focus X-ray generator; Pulsed-x-ray source with fs laser system; clean room etc.); Share in geo-grid computer cluster; Partnership/share in computer centre GWDG. CIP pool for students (approximately 80 computers); Modern precision mechanics central workshop; Helium recovery system for the building
  • Support for founders
    position of faculty start-up officer (currently Prof. Wörgötter); connected through the university’s "Wirtschaftskontakte” (business contacts) department with MBM-Sciencebridge and the association of regional companies "MeasurementValley"
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    student mentoring and tutoring programme for students with disabilities; accessible building
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Regular workshops for scientists and academics on the subject of diversity, offered through the faculty. Non-academic staff can take part in the university’s continuing education courses in “Intercultural Skills”. The faculty has also committed itself within its current equal opportunity plan to measures to support and promote diversity. It actively supports the university’s diversity strategy.
  • Other special features
    Historical Physical Collection (Museum); Departmental mathematics library in the building; Study and learning areas for students; Astrophysical observation dome; Participation in XLAB Göttingen
  • 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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