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Physics, Department

Physikalisch-Astronomische Fakultät at the Uni Jena

  • Max-Wien-Platz 1
  • 07743 Jena
  • Phone: +49 3641 94-7001
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Basic information

Total number of students 460
Number of master degree students 274

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 90.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 73.9 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/10 points
International orientation, master's 6/10 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 1.5
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.3 *
Exams 1.6
Laboratory internships 2.0
Research orientation 1.8
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 1.6
Library 1.5 *
IT-infrastructure 2.1 *
Overall study situation 1.5

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 100
Teacher qualification programmes no
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Focus in optics/laser physics; Specialisation in astronomy/astrophysics theory of gravity/ relativistic physics and solid state physics/ materials science possible; Wide range of elective subjects; The physics required for mathematics is taught early (mathematical methods of physics in the 1st semester); Numerous tutorials; Extensive laboratory practicals; In-depth theoretical and physics training; inclusion of students in application-oriented research at an early stage
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    English-language Master’s in Photonics; MSc Physics can be studied entirely in English if requested; Many international partner universities; Student mentors for foreign students
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Cork Institute of Technology, Irland; Universit´e de Rennes 1, Frankreich; Umea Universitet, Schweden; Universitetet i Linköping, Schweden; Uppsala Universitet, Schweden; Universita degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italien; Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Modern multimedia support in the lecture halls and seminar rooms; Student common rooms with boards, workplaces and coffee machines; Specialist library on site with reading and workplaces; Outdoor board; High-power lasers (petawatt and terawatt); 3MV particle accelerators; Surface and thin-film analysis technology; Molecular beam epitaxy; Atomic layer deposition; He-liquefier; Electron microscopes (REM, FIBSEM); Atomic force microscopy; Electron beam lithography; University observatory with 90cm Schmidt telescope and Cassegrain and refractor.
  • Support for founders
    A seminar for those wishing to start a business is available at the FSU; support with infrastructure during the start-up phase
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Part-time study possible; individual examinations (e.g. oral rather than written examination); most lecture theatres, seminar rooms and laboratories are accessible
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    English courses for non-academic and administrative staff, special initiatives to increase the percentage of women (plan for the advancement of women)
  • 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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