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Physics & Earth Sciences

Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH

Physics & Earth Sciences
Campus Ring 1
D-28759 Bremen
Telephone: +49 421 200-4100

Jacobs Univ. Bremen (priv.)
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Basic information

Total number of students

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
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Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
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Graduations in appropriate time, master's
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International orientation

Share of anglophone research groups


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

  • Optical, Quantum Optical, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics: 8.3%
  • Surface Physics and Nanostructures: 16.7%
  • Solid-state and Materials Physics: 16.7%
  • Particle Physics: 8.3%
  • Astrophysics and Astronomy: 16.7%
  • Soft matter physics, Biological and Chemical Physics, interdisciplinary works: 33.3%

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Courses offered

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Laboratory internships
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Research orientation

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Support for stays abroad

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Overall study situation

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Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Small classes; excellent supervision ratio; broadly designed course (three main subjects can be studied in parallel in the first year); inter-disciplinary character; international environment (>100 countries on the campus, teaching in English); focus on research (two semesters of project research in research groups, publications with UG students); learning sequence with increasing specialisation and in-depth study; excellent track record of placing students in programmes of further study at elite international universities; varied opportunities for specialisation

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. 4,500 m2 of laboratory space, latest 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.

Special features regarding research activities

Research focus areas in Materials and Nanosciences, Biophysics, Mathematical Physics, Solid State Physics in close academic and methodological networking, also with the adjacent disciplines; Research Centre, approx. 4,500 m2 of laboratory space, latest research instruments; early involvement of students in research

Support for founders

As an alternative to the full-time internship, students can apply for the StartUp option. The StartUp option allows students who are particularly interested in starting their own business to focus on developing their business plan over a period of two consecutive months. The StartUp option is overseen by the faculty StartUp Coordinator.

Other special features

English-speaking campus university; students from over 100 countries; trans-disciplinary and problem-oriented courses of study and research; individual student support; variety of student activities in the fields of Economics, Politics, Society, Culture, Sports, Sustainability, Responsible Leadership, etc; various cooperations with industry; alumni networks.



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


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