Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

Physics degree program in Bochum impresses in CHE ranking

07.05.24 | Faculty, Studies

The Faculty of Physics and Astronomy performs excellently in the nationwide CHE ranking and can be pleased with its very good grades in many areas.

Every three years, the satisfaction of Bachelor's students in Physics at Ruhr-Universität Bochum is surveyed as part of the CHE University Ranking. This year, the faculty was able to record a significant improvement in results compared to previous surveys and was in the top group for 71% of the indicators surveyed. An improvement on the last survey in 2021 was recorded for 64% of the indicators surveyed.

Among other things, the support provided at the beginning of the course and the opportunities for students to individually define their specializations were rated particularly positively. In recent years, the faculty has invested considerable resources in support at the start of studies. Under the leadership of the Dean of Studies, Prof. Dr. Heiko Krabbe, who is responsible for the project, the study network was established, for example, which provides comprehensive support for students in the introductory phase. The results of the CHE ranking survey confirm the successful implementation of these measures.

The faculty also scored particularly well in the area of opportunities for students to define their own specializations. At no other physics faculty in Germany do students have such individual options to shape their studies and set their own specializations as in Bochum. In the free elective area, students are offered numerous modules for specialization or from related sciences for the acquisition of 28 CP, with which they can create an individual study profile.

Furthermore, the availability, support and feedback from lecturers, the general study situation, study organization, examinations, introduction to academic work, library facilities, IT infrastructure and the laboratory practicals offered were also rated very positively by students. The faculty would like to extend its lead in the next survey in the area of "career guidance offers", among others. In the coming winter semester, for example, students will once again have the opportunity at the faculty's alumni seminar to find out first-hand which career paths former physics students from Bochum have taken and how they can plan their own professional careers.

The faculty would like to thank all students who took part in the CHE ranking survey.

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