Studies at the Faculty of Physics

Information on living in Duisburg and Essen

Contrary to common prejudice it is not all grey here but green – and rich in culture. At the same time our region is still characterized by iron, steel, industry and harbor. There was of course a life well before the industrialization: The historical roots of both university cities Duisburg and Essen go back to the early Middle Ages.

More information on living in Duisburg and Essen (in German)

What makes the Faculty of Physics at the University of Duisburg-Essen special?

The Faculty of Physics at the University of Duisburg-Essen is a medium-sized, manageable faculty: approx. 140 scientists, among 34 professors, approx. 60 non-scientific staff and - currently - approx. 550 students. This offers great advantages:

  • No anonymous mass operations: teachers and students know each other by reputation and name after a while. Professors and staff are open for questions at all times and ready to help where they can.
  • Research-near studies: You can establish closer contacts with the research groups after the fourth semester and gradually get involved in a special field.
  • Teamwork: The individual operation helps to get in contact with other students. You will certainly find someone to work with. Physics means "teamwork". The earlier you start, the better.
  • Bilingualism: The basic lectures in experimental and theoretical physics will be additionally held in English from the third semester onward - directly after the lectures in German.