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Physics, Department

Fachbereich Physik

Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Physik
Arnimallee 14
D-14195 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 838-56110
https://www.fu-berlin.de/

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Student body

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Basic information

Total number of students
980
Number of master degree students
210

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
10/14 points

Group 1

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
62.5%

Group 2

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
40.5%

Group 3

International orientation

Share of anglophone research groups
80.0%

Research

Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

  • Optical, Quantum Optical, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics: 20.4%
  • Surface Physics and Nanostructures: 0%
  • Solid-state and Materials Physics: 53.7%
  • Particle Physics: 0%
  • Astrophysics and Astronomy: 0%
  • Soft matter physics, Biological and Chemical Physics, interdisciplinary works: 25.9%

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
2.0

Group 2

Support in studies
2.0

Group 2

Courses offered
2.5

Group 2

Study organisation
1.6

Group 1

Exams
1.9

Group 2

Laboratory internships
2.7

Group 3

Research orientation
2.0

Group 2

Support for stays abroad
2.0

Group 2

Rooms
2.4

Group 3

Library
1.6

Group 1

IT-infrastructure
1.6

Group 1

Workstations
1.6

Group 1

Overall study situation
2.4

Group 3

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
no data
Support in studies
no data
Courses offered
no data
Study organisation
no data
Transition to Master's studies
no data
Research orientation
no data
Overall study situation
no data

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
no data

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Close supervisory relationship between lecturers and students; committed course representatives; research-oriented teaching in the Bachelor's and Master's courses; reformed introductory study phase for the subject Physics and the Teaching Qualification in Physics; successful PhysLab for school students; Master's Teaching Qualification with a lateral entry profile (Q-Master's).

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Københavns-Universitet, Dänemark; Uppsala University, Schweden; Universiteit van Amsterdam, Niederlande; Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, Frankreich; University of Manchester, Großbritanien; Tecnico Lissabon, Portugal; Universidad de Granada, Spanien; Uniwersytet Wroclawski, Polen; Czech Technical University in Prague, Tschechien; Bodazici Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Türkei

Special features regarding the equipment

State-of-the-art research facilities in various spectroscopy technologies with applications in Bio, Nano, Surface and Ultrafast Physics; competent services in the fields of IT, Electronics, Precision Engineering; laboratory for Genetic Biophysics; mainframe computer cluster in the Theoretical Physics section; coolant supplied by helium liquefaction system; multi-media laboratory.

Special features regarding research activities

Basic research in Experimental Physics with focus on Solid State Physics, Surface, Ultrafast Physics and Biophysics; Theoretical Physics with the "Dahlem Centre for Complex Quantum Systems"; Didactics of Physics with a focus on teacher professionalisation and "learning in the digital world”; there are two DFG Collaborative Research Centres based in the faculty: SFB-TRR 227 "Ultrafast Spin Dynamics" and SFB 1078 "Protein Function by Protonation Dynamics"; Spokesperson of the FU project on the Quality Offensive Teacher Education (BMBF).

Support for founders

Continuous support from the FU's own institution ProFUnd Innovation.

Further information on research activities

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Acronyms

(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

Last Update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education