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Physics, Department

Physics & Earth Sciences at the Jacobs Univ. Bremen (priv.)

  • Campus Ring 1
  • 28759 Bremen
  • Phone: +49 421 200-4100
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 50
Number of master degree students no Master's degree courses offered

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 not calculated, less <10 graduates/year; source: department survey
Graduations in appropriate time, master's not calculated, <10 graduates/year; source: German federal statistical office

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 7/10 points
International orientation, master's
Outgoing students 0.0 %
Share of anglophone research groups 100.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support less than 15 answers
Support in studies less than 15 answers
Courses offered less than 15 answers
Study organisation less than 15 answers
Exams less than 15 answers
Laboratory internships less than 15 answers
Research orientation less than 15 answers
Support for stays abroad less than 15 answers
Rooms less than 15 answers
Library less than 15 answers
IT-infrastructure less than 15 answers
Overall study situation less than 15 answers

Degree courses with details

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 0
Teacher qualification programmes no
Teacher qualification centre -
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) -

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
    Small classes; Excellent tutor-student ratio; Broad degree course (three main subjects can be studied in parallel in the first year); inter-disciplinary; International environment (>100 nations on the campus, English is language of instruction); Focus on research (two semesters project research in research groups, publications with UG students); Increasing specialisation and focus; excellent track record of placing students in programmes of further study at elite international universities; Many specialisation options
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Since its founding as an International University, its international orientation has been the central theme of Jacobs University. With students from more than 100 nations on campus and faculty with international education or background, the university offers a unique opportunity worldwide to study in an international, multicultural environment and build an international network of contacts. This is further supported by the option of the World Track with a stay abroad, diverse language courses and intercultural workshops.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Amsterdam University College (the Netherlands); University College Utrecht (the Netherlands); University of Groningen (the Netherlands); University of Aberdeen (the UK); Rice University (USA); Drexel University (USA); Washington State University (USA); Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Approx. 4500 m2 laboratory space; State-of-the-art research instruments; Information Resource Centre (IRC): electronic information resources, digital learning environment, IT infrastructure with central user services; CLAMV (Computational laboratory for analysis, modelling and visualisation); Modern practicals in small groups with laptops and electronic data recording.
  • Support for founders
    In the third year, all students can choose the “World Track”. This option enables students to take part in a programme to develop a start-up company. The programme comprises events on topics relating to entrepreneurship especially for innovative start-ups and development of a business idea and a business plan.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The aim of the university is to make it possible for students with disabilities/chronic illnesses to study at Jacobs University. The contact for students and staff in this case is the "Equal Opportunity Committee" (with equal representation) which offers, among other things, assistance in meeting the needs of students and staff with disabilities and works to represent the interest of minorities and ethnic groups and operates the Counselling Centre. The disadvantage compensation required in accordance with the Bremen Higher Education Act (extended examination periods/standard periods of study) is granted in full.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    In selecting students, academic staff and in professorial appointments, we pay particular attention to achieving equal representation in gender, nationality and/or origin and educational background. This intended diversity is particularly apparent among the academic staff members. There are further dedicated means of support and advancement within the framework of research training groups.
  • Other special features
    English-language campus university; students from over 100 countries; Trans-disciplinary, problem-orientated courses and research; individual student support; diverse student activities in the fields of Economics, Politics, Society, Culture, Sport, Sustainability, Responsible Leadership, etc.; diverse economic cooperation initiatives; alumni networks
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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