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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Physics, Department

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Referat der Fachgruppe Physik/Astronomie

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Basic information

Total number of students 1,130
Number of master degree students 345

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 80.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 72.5 %

International orientation

International orientation 3/10 points
International orientation master's 7/10 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 2.0
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.8 *
Exams 1.9
Laboratory internships 2.7
Research orientation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 2.6
Library 1.8 *
IT-infrastructure 1.8 *
Overall study situation 2.0

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 140
Teacher qualification programmes no
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
    In the Bachelor's course: Comprehensive education in the fundamentals of Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Astronomy as a possible subsidiary subject; separate degree course for a Teaching Qualification in Physics; From master's degree: Joint graduate school with Cologne (BCGS), which is funded as part of the German Universities Excellence Initiative, separate research-oriented master's degrees in physics, astrophysics and teacher training, partner of the International Max-Planck Research School for Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Strong links with international research institutions and universities, German-Chinese Collaborative Research Centre.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet Trondheim, Norwegen; University College London, Großbritanien; Universiteit van Amsterdam, Niederlande; National and Kapodistrian University Athens, Griechenland; Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, Frankreich; Universidad de La Laguna Teneriffa, Spanien; Umea universitet, Schweden; Universidad de Lisboa, Portugal; Università degli Studi di Torino, Italien; Jaiellonian University in Kraków, Polen
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Electron accelerator facility ELSA 3.5 GeV; Silicon detector and chip laboratory; isochronous cyclotron, isotope separator system; Laser laboratories, nano lab, technical centre for precision and micromechanics; outstanding electronic/mechanical workshops, student labs; Radio telescope; High-performance computer cluster for research; Research and technology centre detector physics.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Other special features
    Numerous, partly international cooperations, such as with CERN (European Center for Particle Physics), DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron), MAMI Mainz, COSY Research Centre Jülich, KEK (Japan); Jefferson Lab (USA); EU projects, participation in DFG Collaborative Research Centres (SFB/TRs) and research groups as well as BMBF priority programmes Particle Physics and Astrophysics; International observatories NANTEN2, CCAT, EUCLID, eROSITA.
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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