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Fakultät Physik at the TU Dresden

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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,080
Number of master degree students 140

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 89.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 59.0 %

International orientation

Share of anglophone research groups 90.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.5
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 1.9
Laboratory internships 2.2
Research orientation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.4
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Workstations 2.0
Overall study situation 2.1

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Intensive teaching evaluation (questionnaires and personal evaluation discussion by student delegation with the lecturers); OPAL learning platform for online learning including forum function for discussion of content; exceptionally large number of lectures specially tailored to the Teaching Qualification (including the entire theory); cross-subject lectures and tutorials in Experimental and Theoretical Physics in the Master's course; bilingual Master's degree in Physics in which the students can choose the examination language; exceptionally large number of minor subject choices in the Master's degree course (25 topics, six in English)
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Loughborough University, UK; Università degli Studi di Parma, Italien; Linköping Universitet, Institue of Technology, Schweden; AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakau, Polen; Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal; NTNU Trondheim, Norwegen; Aix Marseille University, Frankreich; Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), Frankreich; Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spanien; Universität de Valencia, Spanien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Access to large-scale research equipment also on site: High-field magnet lab HLD and electron accelerator ELBE at the Helmholtz Centre Dresden-Rossendorf; joint technology platform of the TU Dresden and non-university institutions within the scope of the "Dresden-concept" association; access to high-performance computers of the TU Dresden.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research in Solid State Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Biophysics (Experiment and Theory), Theory of Complex Quantum Systems and Didactics; close links with the Dresden Leibniz, Max-Planck, Helmholtz and Fraunhofer institutes as well as industry; internationally unique concentration of fundamental (e.g. Correlated Electron Systems) and applied (e.g. Organic light-emitting diode/solar cells) research in the fields of Solid State Physics and Materials Science, Collaborative Research Center 1143, Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat and Physics of Life; participation in the ATLAS project (CERN); Laboratory for Nuclear Astrophysics.
  • Support for founders
    The university-wide service "dresden exists" supports between 50 and 70 start-up ideas each year, from which around 20 companies emerge. Many of the start-up ideas supported received prizes and awards.
  • 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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