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Physics, Department

Fakultät Physik at the TU Dresden

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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 740
Number of master degree students 189

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 89.4 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 73.1 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 4/10 points
International orientation, master's 5/10 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %
Share of anglophone research groups 80.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 1.5 *
Exams 2.0
Laboratory internships 2.4
Research orientation 2.0
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Rooms 1.9
Library 1.5 *
IT-infrastructure 1.6 *
Overall study situation 1.9

Degree courses with details

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 330
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
    Intense evaluation of teaching (questionnaires and personal assessment interviews of student representatives with teaching staff); OPAL platform for the online management of courses including forum to discuss teaching content; Particularly high number of lectures tailored to teacher training (including all theory); Cross-subject lectures and tutorials in experimental and theoretical physics in the master's degree; Bilingual master's degree in physics - students can choose the language of exams; Very high number of minor subjects to choose from in the master's degree
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Bilingual Master of Physics with choice of examination language by students, English-language interdisciplinary degree programme ‘Organic and Molecular Electronics’, very international composition of the working groups in university and non-university research.
  • 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 Magnetic Field Laboratory HLD and electron accelerator ELBE at the Helmholtz Centre Dresden-Rossendorf; Joint technology platform of the TU Dresden and the non-university institutions as part of the "DRESDEN-concept" association; Access to the high-performance computers at the TU Dresden.
  • Support for founders
    The university-wide "dresden exists" programme supports between 50 and 70 start-up ideas every year, from which around 20 companies are set up. Many of the start-up ideas it has supported have received awards and distinctions.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    TU Dresden strives to make the form of study and the study environment accessible. Advice is available through the officer for students with disabilities and/or chronic conditions, e.g. on special assistive devices/technology for students with physical disabilities, and on reasonable adjustments. Study and Disability interest group. The central Diversity Management staff unit is the coordination and networking office for activities to improve equal opportunities at TU Dresden.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    The central Diversity Management staff unit at TU Dresden is the coordination and networking office for activities to improve equal opportunities at the university. The main areas of its work are in gender equality, family-friendly provisions, inclusion of people with disabilities and/or chronic conditions, and ethnicity. TU Dresden is certified as a family-friendly university.
  • Other special features
    Since 2012, the TU Dresden is has belonged to the group of eleven German Excellence Universities.
  • 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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