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Physics, Department

Fakultät Physik at the TU Dortmund

  • Otto-Hahn-Straße 4
  • 44221 Dortmund
  • Phone: +49 231 755-3503
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,320
Number of master degree students 220

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 77.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 70.7 %

International orientation

Share of anglophone research groups 30.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.7
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.4
Exams 1.8
Laboratory internships 2.2
Research orientation 1.7
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 2.0
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Workstations 1.9
Overall study situation 1.7

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.7
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.4
Transition to Master's studies 1.8
Research orientation 1.6
Overall study situation 1.7

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department international master degree programme "Advanced Methods in Particle Physics (IMAPP)"; teacher qualification in physics
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Integrated course Physics 1 to 4, combines training in experimental and theoretical physics in basic education; one of few courses in medical physics at universities in Germany; in-depth training in accelerator physics through own synchrotron radiation source.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Ioffe Istitute, St. Petersburg, Russland; Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russland; Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Niederlande; Saint-Petersburg State University, Russland; Universitetet i Tromsø, Norwegen; Stockholms Universitet, Schweden; Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italien; Universite Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrant, Frankreich
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Operation of a synchrotron storage ring; helium liquefaction; electronic and mechanical workshops; construction office; electronic development; access to high-performance computing.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Participation in large international cooperations in Optics, Solid State Physics, Particle Physics and Astroparticle Physics; research with Synchrotron Radiation and accelerator development on the only electron storage ring at a German university; high resolution laser spectroscopy in strong magnetic fields on semiconductor systems and quantum dots, stationary and with high time resolution; research with NMR, also with regard to Medical Physics.
  • Support for founders
    The TU Dortmund University of Technology is one of the leading start-up universities: the "Centrum für Entrepreneurship & Transfer" serves as a central university institution for business start-ups and the transfer from science; the tu>startup STIFTUNG offers funding for forward-looking research, teaching and transfer projects and support for outstanding spin-offs in the early stages.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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