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Fachbereich 08: Physik, Mathematik und Informatik at the Uni Mainz

Institut für Physik / Institut für Kernphysik

  • Staudingerweg 7 / Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 45
  • 55128 Mainz
  • Phone: +49 6131 392-4467
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 550
Number of master degree students 127

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 75.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 62.5 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/10 points
International orientation, master's 5/10 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %
Share of anglophone research groups 85.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.5 *
Exams 2.2
Laboratory internships 2.4
Research orientation 1.9
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.5 *
IT-infrastructure 1.7 *
Overall study situation 1.8

Degree courses with details

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 300
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
    Central student organisation (student office), study manager, officers for international matters and in-depth advice; Large range of courses incl. minor subjects, good tutor-student ratio, courses can be started in the summer and winter semester; Project: teaching, organisation and advice (BMBF); Recognition of internships at research institutions/in industry; Research communication, early contact with research through introduction of research groups, student assistant positions, research-oriented teaching and practicals, research module, fast-track promotion; Learning workshop; Student assistant training; Holiday courses; Learning workshop; Mandatory advice.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Departmental Advisory Office ‘International Studying’ incl. websites, and specialist guidance, 40 Erasmus partners + 6 subject-specific partnerships, coordination of Erasmus officers; Flexible recognition of credits gained abroad, special programme for 4-year Bachelor’s programmes, fast-track doctorate; English-language M.Sc. Physics; DAAD support for international study exchange (Stanford, Tohoku); International internship programme; 10 international professors.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Tohoku University, Japan; Nagoya University, Japan; Seoul National University, Südkorea; University of Glasgow, UK; Universidad de Valencia, Spanien; Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Schweden; Göteborgs universitet, Schweden; Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, Frankreich; Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza', Italien;
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    coating technology; Clean rooms; Metrology; Air-conditioned optical laboratories with precision tables and various lasers; Climate chamber; Helium liquefaction plants with helium recovery; Cryo systems; Superconducting magnets; Central detector laboratory of the cluster of excellence; Electronics lab; Well-equipped precision mechanics workshops; Technicians and electronics technician in the working groups; Central Mogon-Linux cluster with 30000 nodes; High-performance Wilson computer for lattice gauge theory; Eectron accelerator AMI ad TRIGA reactor with various experimental facilities on campus.
  • Support for founders
    Regular event on physics in industry, with CP; event organised by the Research and Technology Transfer department on business start-ups and self-employment; Career Service of the JGU; regular Excellence@WORK lunch talks for career orientation among young natural scientists (MAINZ School).
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Accessible lecture theatres; SBS (Service office for accessible education) of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz with detailed information on the website; reasonable adjustments, including flexibility of examination types.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Diversity strategy of the JGU; Participation in the “Promoting Diversity” diversity audit"; ten international professorships, many international non-academic staff members; high proportion of foreign doctoral students; relatively high proportion of students with a migrant background, "Text-Café" (Asta).
  • Other special features
    Campus university in close proximity to city centre; Guaranteed place in the dormitory for foreign students; Many student residences; Buddy programme; Mentoring; Portal for exchange students; Opportunities for interdisciplinary qualifications (e.g., time management, learning and working techniques, co-operative training, teamwork, communication skills and rules of good scientific practice); Excellent traffic connection, large job and cultural opportunities in the Rhine-Main area; Unusually wide applicability of the semester ticket and possible additional tickets.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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