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Physics, Department

Fakultät für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften at the Uni Wuppertal

Fachgruppe Physik

  • Gaußstraße 20
  • 42119 Wuppertal
  • Phone: +49 202 439-3986
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Basic information

Total number of students 680
Number of master degree students 121

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 not calculated, less <10 graduates/year; source: department survey
Graduations in appropriate time, master's not calculated due to <10 graduates/year in the surveyed period

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/10 points
International orientation, master's 3/10 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 1.4
Support in studies 1.5
Courses offered 1.7
Study organisation 1.5 *
Exams 1.6
Laboratory internships 1.7
Research orientation 1.4
Support for stays abroad less than 15 answers
Rooms 1.6
Library 1.3 *
IT-infrastructure 1.3 *
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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 120
Teacher qualification programmes no
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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
    In the fifth semester of the Bachelor's degree course, there is the opportunity for specialisation in a key area of the department. In a beginner's project practical (Bachelor's), students can experiment freely and work on a topic of their choice. In the Master's degree course, the project practical offers student the possibility of working on three projects in different work groups.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    International study course with the possibility of specialisation in atmospheric physics, experimental and theoretical particle and astroparticle physics, material physics and statistical physics; Possibility of Bachelor and Master theses in cooperation with major international research institutions (CERN, DESY, IceCube, Pierre Auger Observatory, ILL Grenoble, Forschungszentrum Jülich).
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Ochanomizu Universität, Japan; Universidad Nacional de San Agustin, Peru; Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Argentinien; Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentinien; Universität Bukarest, Rumänien; Jagiellonischen Universität Krakau, Polen; Eötös Loránd Universität Budapest, Ungarn; Universität Santiago de Compostela, Spanien; National Technical University of Athens, Griechenland; Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1, Frankreich
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Several supercomputers in the areas of experimental and theoretical particle and astroparticle physics; Several synchrotron beamlines; Share in altitude measurement instruments (in aircraft, airships, satellites); Access to test laboratories in the tyre industry; Medical imaging instruments (tomographs); Mechanical and electronic workshops; Specialist laboratories in the fields of atmospheric research, X-ray physics, surface physics and detector construction.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    A high proportion of international female and male students, scientists and professors.
  • Other special features
    Individual study-integrated supervision of the students. Large number of guest scholars and speakers. Close cooperation with Forschungszentrum Jülich in the fields of theoretical particle physics and atmospheric physics with joint professorships according to the Jülich model.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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