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Physics, Department

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 790
Number of master degree students 140

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 73.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 56.4 %

International orientation

Share of anglophone research groups 100.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.6
Laboratory internships 2.9
Research orientation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 2.1
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 2.1
Workstations 1.8
Overall study situation 2.1

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.5
Transition to Master's studies 1.8
Research orientation 1.9
Overall study situation 2.0

Degree courses with details

Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Central degree course organisation (study office), study manager, responsible for international affairs and in-depth counselling; wide range of courses incl. minor subjects, good student-teacher ratio, start of summer and winter semester; project teaching, organisation and counselling (BMBF); recognition of internships at research institutions or industry; science communication, early research contact through presentation of research groups, HiWi offers, research-related teaching and internships, research module, fast track doctorate; learning workshop; HiWi training; holiday courses; learning workshop; compulsory counselling.
  • 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; measurement technology; air-conditioned optical laboratories with precision tables and various lasers; climate chamber; Helium liquefaction facility with helium recovery; cryo equipment; supraconductive magnets; central detector lab of the Excellence Cluster; electronics lab; well equipped Precision Mechanics workshops; technicians as well as electronics technicians in the work groups; central "High Performance Computing" cluster MOGON; electron accelerator MAMI and TRIGA reactor with various experimental facilities on campus.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Strong research faculty in the fields of atomic, nuclear, particle, astroparticle physics, quantum optics and soft matter, hard condensed matter/spintronics; about 300 PhD students; Cluster of Excellence PRISMA, several Collaborative Research Centres/Graduate Schools; Helmholtz Institute HIM, 2 Max Planck Institutes (MPI Chemistry and MPI Polymer Research) and "Institute of Molecular Biology" in the direct vicinity; highly competitive local infrastructure (MAMI electron accelerator, TRIGA research reactor, quantum optics and solid state physics laboratories, High Performance Computing Cluster MOGON).
  • Support for founders
    Regular event "Physics in Business" with CP; event of the Department of Research and Technology Transfer on business start-up and self-employment; Career-Service of the JGU; Regular "Lunch-Talks" Excellence@WORK on career orientation for natural scientists (MAINZ-School).
  • Other special features
    Buddy programme; mentoring; portal for exchange students; offers for interdisciplinary qualifications (e.g. time management, learning and working techniques, training in cooperation, teamwork, communication skills and rules of good scientific practice).
  • 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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