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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 840
Number of master degree students 340

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 100.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 46.0 %

International orientation

Share of anglophone research groups 85.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.7
Support in studies 1.6
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.3
Exams 1.7
Laboratory internships 2.6
Research orientation 1.7
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 1.6
Library 1.4
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Workstations 1.6
Overall study situation 1.6

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 1.7
Study organisation 1.5
Transition to Master's studies 1.6
Research orientation 1.7
Overall study situation 1.7

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Specialisation in astronomy/astrophysics, gravitation and quantum theory, optics/photonics, biophysics and solid state physics/material science possible; wide range of electives; numerous tutorials; extensive laboratory practicals; sound theoretical-physical training; early involvement of students in research.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Cork Institute of Technology, Irland; Universit´e de Rennes 1, Frankreich; Université de Bordeaux, Frankreich; Umea Universitet, Schweden; Universitetet i Linköping, Schweden; Uppsala Universitet, Schweden; Universita degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italien; Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal; Masaryk University, Tschechien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Modern media support in the lecture halls and seminar rooms; modern equipped computer pool with access to computer algebra systems, software, common rooms for students with blackboards, workstations, WiFi; specialist library directly on site with reading and workstations; use of the University Observatory and State Observatory Tautenburg for astrophysical research.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research in four areas of specialisation: Optics/Laser Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Theory of Gravitation and Quantum Theory, Solid State Physics/Materials Science; close cooperation with non-university institutes (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Helmholtz Institute Jena, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Thuringia State Observatory) and regional industry (JENOPTIK, Carl Zeiss AG)
  • Support for founders
    At the FSU there is a start-up seminar; support with infrastructure in the start-up phase.
  • Further information about study entry phase
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