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UNIVERSITAT LEIPZIG  
One of the most famous students at the Universität Leipzig was Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, from whom the academic motto of “Theoria cum praxi” originated. The image-booklet, which was named after this motto, shows an objective, factual and vivid picture of the Alma mater Lipsiensis, a university that has been in existence for almost 600 years.As early as the 15th century, the University owed its fast-growing significance to the need of the developing territorial state for a well educated future elite, to the cosmopolitanism of a blossoming fair and trading venue and to relatively generous support from funding by the state sovereign and the church. In July 1409, the Leipzig Council gave the university magistrates a building between Schlossgasse and Petersstraße and in December of the same year, the state sovereign donated the "large" and the "small" Fürstencolleg along Ritterstraße. In association with other colleges and hostels, a "Latin Quarter" was created on Ritterstraße and Brühl in the middle of the city. It expanded considerably after taking over the former Dominican monastery between the city wall and "Neue Neumarkt" (Universitätsstraße) in 1543 and was a primary feature in Leipzig’s cityscape.

HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN  
The university was founded in Berlin in 1810, and the foundation concept which Wilhelm von Humboldt had put forward made it the "mother of all modern universities". This concept envisaged a "Universitas litterarum" which would achieve a unity of teaching and research and provide students with an all-round humanist education. This concept spread throughout the world and gave rise to the foundation of many universities of the same type over the following 150 years. The concept of the academic and statesman Wilhelm von Humboldt was influenced, among others, by the reform ideas of the philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte, the first vice chancellor of the University, and by the theologian and philosopher Friedrich Schleiermacher. At the outset, Berlin university had the four classical faculties of Law, Medicine, Philosophy and Theology. The first academic term began with 256 students and 52 academic staff. Professors such as Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel (Philosophy), Karl Friedrich von Savigny (Law), August Boeckh (Classical Philology), Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland (Medicine) and Albrecht Daniel Thaer (Agriculture) shaped the profile of the individual faculties in accordance with Humboldt's concept.

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH WILHELMS UNIVERSITAT BONN  
The University of Bonn was founded almost 200 years ago and is considered to be one of Germany's and indeed Europe's most important institutes of higher education. As home of learning to over 27,000 students, we enjoy an outstanding reputation both at home and abroad. The University of Bonn is one of the world's leading research based Universities and therefore it is no surprise that we operate on an international level. We particularly specialize in the fields of research and teaching and this has led to our evolving into the position of a truly prominent international institution. The University of Bonn is a research based University that operates internationally, actively seeks cooperation and sets clear subject priorities. Our academic profile is continually shaped by internationally recognised strengths. And over the forthcoming years, the University of Bonn is committed to further consolidating and enhancing this profile. We intend to achieve this by selectively redefining professorships as they become vacant, pursuing a consistent policy of appointments and further building upon the existing incentives relating to research activity





FREIE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN  
Freie Universität Berlin is a leading research institution. It is one of nine German universities that met with success in all three funding lines in the federal and state Excellence Initiative, thereby receiving additional funding for its institutional future development strategy. Freie Universität can thus take its place as an “International Network university” in the global competition among universities. Its future development strategy is focused around three strategic centers: for cluster development, for international exchange, and for graduate studies. Development and assessment of research projects takes place within three major focus areas – area studies, humanities, and life sciences. Freie Universität has various offices abroad, e.g., in New York, Beijing, and Moscow, that provide a platform for international cooperation. The university’s performance in the Excellence Initiative has provided funding for several new graduate schools and transdisciplinary research clusters.

UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG  
On March 28, 1919 the Hamburg Parliament, democratically constituted after the war, passed a resolution to found the University of Hamburg. The roots of the university, however, date back to the 17th century. The University of Hamburg, with close to 40 000 students, is Germany's fifth largest university. There are about 850 professors engaged in teaching and research; in addition to that, the university's academic staff numbers 1800 and its technical and administrative staff, 6650. The university has 270 buildings throughout the city, but its center is the Von-Melle-Park Campus in Eimsbüttel. Students may choose from around 120 different subjects offered by six faculties.

UNIVERSITAT MUNSTER  
Around 5,000 people live and work at the WWU Münster. There are also about 40,000 students studying in a wide range of disciplines. Many of them are involved in political and cultural or other groups. As a result, the University influences the cultural and social life of the city of Münster with its 280,000 inhabitants. Together with the University Clinic, the WWU is the biggest employer in the region. At the same time, the University benefits from the fact that Münster is a city characterised by being green, open and family-friendly: a town really worth living in

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT CHEMNITZ  
Situated in the heart of Saxony, on the edge of the picturesque Erzgebirge mountain region, Chemnitz is a dynamic city of about 250,000 inhabitants. Formerly known as Karl-Marx-Stadt, the city has a long and rich history and a reputation for its industrial innovation. As early as the 14th century, Chemnitz had gained the ROYAL TEXTILE CHARTER and managed to sustain its position at the forefront of textile manufacturing right into the 20th century. Chemnitz’ prominence continued to grow, and the INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION saw Chemnitz becoming one of the most important industrial centres in Western Europe. The city’s industrial dominance is still evident today, but the heavy industries have been replaced by hightech centres that put Chemnitz in the vanguard of the Information Society. Commercial redevelopment has also begun as a result of the successful industrial re-organisation of the city: various new retail and entertainment facilities have been built, and the city centre is being remodelled to include new shopping centres. Chemnitz boasts several cinemas (some of them show foreign-language and orignial version films), theatres, a concert hall, and the beautifully renovated Opera House. A number of historic sites still remain in the city, such as the Town Hall, the Red Tower, the Petrified Forest, and the KASSBERG area with its beautiful Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings. Owing to an excellent professor-to-student ratio, Chemnitz University of Technology (CUT) ranks among the top five universities in Germany with respect to the quality of teaching. This high staff/student ratio allows for more individual attention to be given to students, better enabling them to meet specific academic needs, and enjoy shorter course completion times than in most other German universities.

UNIVERSITAT ZU KOLN  
The University of Cologne is one of the most successful universities in North-Rhein Westphalia. The results of the Excellence competition confirms Cologne’s position at the top of the ABC-Region (Aachen, Bonn and Cologne) and it as a university for excellent research – but not only this makes the University of Cologne stand out.Cologne is a university which is very international in its orientation and which has always been a very attractive place to study. As one of the most popular universities in Germany, it is often at the top of high-school graduates lists. Around 10% of the students at the University of Cologne come from abroad to study there. In addition to this the consistently increasing amount of international professors and lecturers document the appeal of the university. Many longstanding partnerships exist with e.g. the Paris Sorbonne University France), Penn Sate University (USA), University of California (USA), Keio University Tokyo (Japan), the Kliment Ochridski University Sofia (Bulgaria), the Jagiellonen-University Krakow (Poland), the Universidade Federal do Cear Fortaleza (Brazil), the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and Volgograd State University (Russia). Moreover, Cologne academics are in contact with academics from almost every country in the world.

UNIVERSITAT KARLSRUHE  
The region surrounding Karlsruhe is one of the most active, most versatile research landscapes in Germany. This becomes obvious by looking at the many research cooperation projects and business start-ups in this area, many of which we have listed here to give you a better overview. Another click brings you directly to the pages of the city of Karlsruhe. As the oldest technical university in Germany, founded in 1825, the profile of Universität Karlsruhe is determined primarily by the technical and natural sciences as well by engineering. These academic disciplines are also closely interlinked with the programs for humanities, cultural sciences, and economics at the university, all of which combine to lend this rather "technical" institution a truly universal character. The university’s spectrum of scientific excellence on which it has founded and consolidated its worldwide success is further complemented by the architecture program, which is closely interwoven with engineering and the technological sciences and which is represented in research and teaching.


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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN  
The internationally renowned Technische Universität Berlin is located in Germany’s capital city at the heart of Europe. Our activities focus on building a distinctive profile, exceptional performance in research and teaching, excellent qualifications for our graduates and a forward-looking administration. The TU Berlin strives to promote the dissemination of knowledge and to facilitate technological progress by adhering to the principles of excellence and quality. Strong regional, national and international networking partnerships with science and industry are an important aspect in this regard. Our research and teaching endeavors can be characterized by a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, ranging from engineering science to natural science, planning science and economics, as well as the humanities and social sciences.

LUDWIG MAXIMILIANS UNIVERSITAT MUNCHEN  
When Duke Ludwig the Wealthy of Bavaria-Landshut founded Bavaria's first university with a papal concession in 1472, no one could imagine that over the next five hundred years the school would move twice and emerge as one of the largest universities in Germany, providing some of the country's strongest research. The university began with four faculties in Ingolstadt where it witnessed the flowering of German humanism and played a major role in the Counter-Reformation. The move to Landshut came along with the move of the faculties toward the Enlightment. The switch to Munich, to the heart of the royal capital, brought an expansion of the faculties and a huge advance in the sciences. Today, LMU Munich competes among international universities and research institutions. It builds on its distinct identity and its core skills in research and instruction in order to successfully face the challenges of both academics and our changing world. Have a look around. Get to know our cosmopolitan university in the heart of Munich. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich enjoys a centuries-old tradition and today is one of the most internationally renowned and strongest research universities in Germany. People come to LMU Munich seeking its unique academic diversity. Its 18 faculties give around 700 professors and 3,000 academic staff room to research and teach. They offer a wide and well-rounded range of learning opportunities that cover all areas, whether humanities and culture studies, law, economics and sociology, or medicine and the sciences

RHEINISCH WESTFALISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN  
RHEINISCH WESTFALISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN was founded as a politechnical institute (Polytechnikum) in 1870 by an industrial initiative, in a then fringe area of the Prussian heavy industry. As early as 1899, it was conferred the right to award doctoral degrees. Re-established after World War II as the Institute of Technology of the North Rhine-Westphalia (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen) it soon obtained the status of a university. The number of students increased within a period of forty years from around one thousand to 38,000 students in the 1990s. The rapid advance in science and engineering and subsequent growth of departments resulted in the creation of further faculties in engineering and the natural sciences. As early as the 1960s, the University met the increasing societal demands by expanding the range of subjects. The Faculties of Humanities and Medicine were founded in the 1960s, followed by the Faculty of Economics in the 1980s. RWTH Aachen University is characterised by its strength in science and engineering education. It also provides a wide range of subjects in Economics, Arts and Humanities and Medicine with an emphasis on intensive interaction between all disciplines. The focus on interdisciplinarity in research and teaching is a direct response to the demands placed on future young professionals. Our University has co-operations with many universities and research centres throughout the world. Every year, a great number of international students and scientists visit RWTH Aachen University to study and research at a high standard recognised on an international level.

UNIVERSITAT TRIER  
Die 1970 gegründete Universität Trier ist eine Campusuniversität und damit eine Universität der „kurzen Wege“. Der Universitätscampus – oberhalb der Stadt gelegen und mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln gut zu erreichen – ist in eine parkähnliche Landschaft eingebettet, die gerade im Sommer gleichermaßen zum Lernen und Erholen einlädt. Der Campus gliedert sich in einen größeren Campus I und einen Campus II. Auf letzterem sind die geografischen und geowissenschaftlichen Studiengänge sowie die Informatik untergebracht, die mit einer eigenen Bibliothek, einer Mensa und Wohnheimen direkt auf dem Gelände ausgestattet sind. Die anderen Studiengänge der Universität, zusammen mit der Universitätsbibliothek, der großen Mensa, der Sporthalle und dem Sportgelände, sind auf dem Campus I angesiedelt.

RUPRECHT KARLS UNIVERSITAT HEIDELBERG  
Soon after its foundation, the University had firmly established its position in Europe's intellectual landscape. In the initial period, renowned theologians and jurists figured prominently among the Elector's counsellors, while the list of alumni included chancellors, bishops and royal emissaries. Later, in the 15th century, Heidelberg developed into a stronghold of humanism. The future beckons to us all, but only very few universities can build on a grand, century -old tradition. This stern figure from the 19th century is the Heidelberg historian Georg Gottfried Gervinus, who elaborated his visions of federalist democracy here. The University became a veritable well-spring of new ideas and intellectual currents. Martin Luther's disputation in April 1518 made a lasting impact and his adherents among the masters and scholars soon became leading Reformationists in Southwest Germany. Notably after the Palatinate's turn to the Reformed faith, reforms in the spirit of humanism had immense influence on the intellectual climate of the day. The Heidelberg Catechism drawn up by professors from Heidelberg is famed throughout the world as the seminal document of the Reformed Church. The University represented a haven of undogmatic thinking, attracting professors and students from all over Europe

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE UNIVERSITAT FRANKFURT AM MAIN  
Frankfurt University is a lively, urban, and cosmopolitan university that provides an excellent atmosphere in which to research, study, think, and create. The university was founded in 1914 through private funding. Thus, the university owes its establishment to the link – which is characteristic for the city of Frankfurt – between dynamic research, the legacy of the Enlightenment, and the conscious commitment of the citizens of Frankfurt to the fundamentals of international trade and industry. As one of the major institutions of higher education in Germany, the university is committed to providing a wide spectrum of disciplines in research and teaching, to generating outstanding achievements, and to breaking new ground through the targeted utilization of the advantages and synergies of interdisciplinary work in research and teaching. In competition with the best national and international universities, Frankfurt University aims to fulfill its training and educational mandates through performance and open-mindedness. The university supports the practical application of knowledge based upon solid fundamental research.

PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAT MARBURG  
Philipps-Universität is not only a German university steeped in tradition, it is also the oldest university in the world that was founded 1527 as a Protestant institution. It has been a place of research and teaching for nearly five centuries. More information about the profile of Philipps-Universität, its history and a virtual sightseeing tour can be found find under Profile. Nowadays there are nearly 20,000 students studying in Marburg - 12 percent from all over the world. If you are interested in studying at Philipps-Universität the information you require is available under Student Life. If you are a visiting academic, you will find information under International. Almost all scientific disciplines, with the exception of the engineering sciences, are represented at Philipps-Universität Marburg. The different disciplines are assigned to different faculties, which are to be found under Faculties. Numerous organizations complement and enrich the university’s range of services. For example, such organizations may carry out special research activities or support Philipps-Universität Marburg in the areas of communications, IT and foreign languages .

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN  
The University of Kaiserslautern was founded on the 13th July, 1970. Earlier it was part of the twin University Trier / Kaiserslautern. In the winter semester 1970 / 1971 student and scientific activities started with the matriculation of 191 new students the faculties in Mathematics, Physics and Technology. In 1972 the set-up of the faculties Chemistry and Biology gave a boost to the extension of a scientifically specialized structure. At the same time the faculty of Technology was split into the faculties Mechanical Engineering and Electrotechnology, Architecture / Regional and Environmental Planning / Educational Sciences. The University of Kaiserslautern became independent after the separation from its partner University Trier in 1975. The following faculties, which were established successively, continuously strengthened the University’s scientific character: Electrotechnology (1975), later Electro and Computer Science Technology (1999), Computer Science (1975), Engineering (1975), later Mechanical and Process Engineering (1995), Architecture / Regional and Environmental Planning / Civil Engineering (1978-1979) and Social and Economic Studies (1985). The official name of the University is “Technische Universität Kaiserslautern” according to the new law on Higher Education of the Land Rhineland Palatinate which came into force on the 1st September 2003.

UNIVERSITAT FREIBURG  
The University of Freiburg was founded by Archduke Albrecht IV of Austria in 1457, the second university on Habsburg territory after Vienna. As was typical of universities in the late Middle Ages, the university originally consisted of four faculties: Theology, Law, Medicine, and Philosophy. Most students were from southwestern Germany, Alsace, Switzerland, and Austria. When Freiburg and the Western Austrian Breisgau fell to the Grand Duchy of Baden in 1805, the fate of the University of Freiburg was uncertain. Thus, when Grand Duke Ludwig of Baden arranged an endowment in 1820, the university celebrated him as its second founder. To this day the Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg honors both Albert (the Latin spelling of Albrecht) and Ludwig in its name.

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT  
Studying at the TU Darmstadt guarantees you the best possible learning environment. What we wish is that you bring along your interest, participation, ideas and sense of curiosity. The TU Darmstadt offers you a high-quality university education which is both theoretically grounded, and practice-oriented. We provide modern teaching methods, an international community of exchange, future-oriented degree programs and in particular, excellent training for your future career. For those of you who have just graduated from high school, deciding to start a degree program means the beginning of a whole new chapter of your life. You will be leaving your high school days behind you once and for all. You might even move out of your parents' house, possibly move to a new city, be introduced to new study and work methods, and meet and make new friends - a whole new environment

FRIEDRICH ALEXANDER UNIVERSITAT ERLANGEN NURNBERG  
In 1831, founded by the scholar Karl Karmarsch, the “Higher Trade School of Hannover” started with only 64 students. Today there are more than 21,500 students in the natural sciences and engineering, the humanities and social sciences as well in law and economics. In the future, too, studying, teaching and research are to be enjoyable, and therefore one of the declared goals of Leibniz Universität Hannover is to continually improve the quality of teaching and research.

JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITAT MAINZ  
Founded in 1477, Mainz University is one of the oldest German universities. In its diversity of students, its global outlook, and its outstanding research, it is also a university of compelling change. Located in Mainz, a city of both tradition and progress, our University is one of the largest in Germany, and it is the research center of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. We attract students and scholars from all over the world, we hold national conferences, and regularly host international symposia on a wide spectrum of academic fields. Named after the famous fifteenth-century printer who revolutionized printing with movable types, the Johannes Gutenberg University combines stimulating academic diversity with excellent research structures: About 500 professors and 2,300 members of our academic staff research and teach in our eleven departments and 150 institutes. The Johannes Gutenberg University is proud to host 12 Collaborative Research Centers, 9 Research Units, and 6 Research Training Groups, all funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), as well as numerous research initiatives funded by other sources, both public and private. In addition, our campus is home to the Max Planck Institutes for Polymer Research and Chemistry.

UNIVERSITAT ULM  
UNIVERSITAT ULM was founded as a university of medicine and natural sciences in 1967. It is the newest university in Baden-Wuerttemberg and an important link to the research-oriented Science City of Ulm. There are currently around 7.200 students at the University, spread out over four faculties. The University of Ulm is chronologically the ninth in Baden-Wuerttemberg. The first ideas of founding a university in Ulm go back to the 50's. In 1959, the research group "University of Ulm" was formed, which produced a memorandum on founding a university in March of 1961. Due to competition between the cities of Constance and Ulm in the early stages, the idea of establishing a university in each of the two cities gained popularity. A critical factor leading to this decision was the fact that Constance is situated near a federal border. The opportunities for employment in the field of medicine would not be sufficient due to the lack of a patient catchment area at the border. The idea of founding a university in Ulm therefore became more concrete - it would be a university shaped by medicine and natural sciences.

CHRISTIAN ALBRECHTS UNIVERSITAT ZU KIEL  
The University of Kiel was formally inaugurated on 5 October 1665. While Kiel's city fathers clearly intended to enhance the city's long-term economic success, they could never have foreseen that one day the university would be its largest employer. Two developments instigated the university's establishment: firstly, the dramatic rise in demand for well-educated priests as a result of the Reformation, and secondly, the admission of growing numbers of well-educated commoners to the administration as civil servants responsible for important duties. The duchies were having to recruit staff from foreign universities, from Copenhagen, Rostock and Greifswald, or further afield, from internationally renowned universities such as Paris, Leiden and Bologna. Hence, ever since the time of the Church Constitution of 1542/1544, Bugenhagen had been suggesting that the duchies should establish an educational institution of their own. But the division of the territory in 1544 prevented them from implementing the plan effectively. In the Gottorf region, the Schleswig Cathedral School was expanded – albeit without great success – into a university of sorts, a "Paedagogicum publicum". In his part of the territory, Duke Hans the Elder converted the Bordesholm Monastery into a similar educational institution in 1566. Duke Hans died in 1580 and Bordesholm passed to the Gottorf line, which now boasted two academies of higher education - one more than they could afford. The Paedagogicum publicum in Schleswig fell dormant, whilst Bordesholm continued to receive support.

UNIVERSITAT TUBINGEN  
In 1477, Eberhard im Bart, Count and later Duke of Württemberg, established the founding tenets of the University of Tübingen, which the institution has followed to this day. Eberhard-Karls-Universität has distinguished the intellectual life of the State and, with its internationally recognized achievements, has helped to foster and shape the country´s life and development. Tightly interwoven with the University´s history is the "Evangelisches Stift", founded in 1536 as a Protestant Seminary to which many famous names have added distinction. Johannes Kepler studied here in 1587; other members included the poets Hölderlin, Hauff, and Mörike and the philosophers Hegel and Schelling. By the beginning of the 19th century Eberhard-Karls-Universität experienced an impressive academic upswing, and, through its eminent professors became well known beyond the borders of Württemberg. After a Catholic Theology and a State Economics Faculty had been added to the original four in 1817 Tübingen became Germany´s first university to establish a Faculty of Natural Sciences in 1863. The first University Hospital was installed in 1805, in the "Alte Burse", which is the oldest building of the University, constructed in 1478 and still in use today.

UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG  
You've heard that the University of Würzburg is an excellent institution of higher education and that the city on the River Main is a beautiful place to study? Maybe Würzburg is near the top of the list of places you would like to study. If so, we look forward to seeing you here soon! On the following pages we would like to offer you a general impression of the city and university for those of you unfamiliar with Würzburg

UNIVERSITAT MANNHEIM  
The reputation on which the University of Mannheim thrives has been built on its strong Business Administration, Economics and Social Sciences programs. All the other schools and departments within the University - Law, the Humanities, Computer Science - are woven into these disciplines in a unique way which has broken new ground in Germany: The Law school has set its main focus on the area of business law for example.The University is recognized as one of the leading academic institutions in Germany and Europe for Business Administration, Economics and Social Sciences. This is reflected by a large number of accreditations, evaluations, rankings and other distinctions. So, the Mannheim Business School was the first German institution to be accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS.These successes are based on a continuous quality assurance effort in research, teaching and administration.

UNIVERSITAT REGENSBURG  
Prospective students should turn to the homepage of the Foreign Student Office of the University of Regensburg or address their inquiries directly to that office; visitors who are looking for general information about the University of Regensburg might find the answers in either the "Survey" or the "Facts and Figures" article. Those who are looking for contacts, consultations and collaborations with members or institutes of the university should turn to the Service Facility for Knowledge and Technology Transfer (FUTUR)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT MUNCHEN (Note 14)  
True to our origins, ever since the Technische Universität München was founded as a 'polytechnic school' at the heart of Europe in 1868, we have played an active role in transforming Bavaria from an agricultural state to a high-tech location. Rooted in this tradition we created a powerful international network. We are now an international university. One in every four undergraduates within a total student body of approximately 20,000 comes from abroad. The four-leaf clover symbolises our scientific spectrum: natural sciences, engineering sciences, medicine, life sciences. In our capacity as an up-to-date entrepreneurial university, we pin our hopes on the vast range of human skills, identifying and sponsoring talent. We create teams by pooling new strengths. This leads to top performance and supports Corporate Identity. Creative licence in the multifaceted world of science ranks high at the TU München. This particularly applies in the case of the TUM Institute for Advanced Study currently under development. It is based on the conviction that an atmosphere of creativity and inspiration, freedom and unbureaucratic support is the most productive source of progress for outstanding scientists.

CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAT OLDENBURG  
The University of Oldenburg is a young university. Since its founding in 1973 the university has enriched the Northwest region of Germany with economic and cultural impulses. Strengthening the region as a centre of science and research is also the declared objective of its close co-operation with the University of Bremen. Combining and developing scientific excellence with outstanding teaching is the agenda for the coming years. The foundation has been laid: internationally visible and interdisciplinary research, systematic promotion of young researchers and a complete restructuring to Bachelor and Master degrees.



JUSTUS LIEBIG UNIVERSITAT GIESSEN  
An overview of Giessen University's academic programs, along with practical tips for international students on how to deal with administrative matters relating to undergraduate and graduate study.Free language courses, excursions to historically significant locations, access to inexpensive accommodation in a hall of residence. Explore Giessen and the region by using our 'semester ticket', which gives you free use of public transport between and within the regional cities of Giessen, Frankfurt am Main, Kassel, Darmstadt, Wiesbaden, and Fulda.

UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN  
The Georg-August-Universität of Göttingen was founded in 1737 with an inherent commitment to the critical spirit of the Enlightenment. Throughout the course of its history, the “Georgia Augusta” has succeeded in attracting and retaining world-class researchers whose groundbreaking basic research led to the establishment of the University’s international reputation, both in the natural sciences and in the arts, and who remain influential in the shaping of the University profile to this day; the name of Göttingen is associated with more than 40 Nobel Prize winners who have lived and worked here. Today, the University is confronting the challenge of not merely maintaining but enhancing its high standard of research and the strong Göttingen focus on research-based teaching by undertaking reform projects in the areas of research, teaching and administration.

UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES  
Founded in 1948 in co-operation with France; early international orientation; Europa-Institut, Frankreichzentrum;15.500 students of which 7 percent are foreign students; 2000 employees of which 15 percent have professorial status; 8 faculties: Law and Economics, Medicine, Humanities I-III, Natural Sciences and Technology I-III. President: Prof. Dr. Volker Linneweber.With its numerous degree programmes and the variety of final qualifications offered (Diplom, Magister, state examinations and, increasingly, bachelor and master qualifications), Saarland University provides the broad spectrum of disciplines typical of a classical universitas litterarum. The more traditional subjects such as business administration and economics, law and medicine are just as much a part of Saarland University as the new degree programmes that have developed from modern interdisciplinary collaborations and which reflect the increasing demand for such qualifications in today's job market. Examples of these new courses include 'Biology with Special Focus on Human Biology and Molecular Biology', 'Bioinformatics /Computational Biology', 'Mechatronics Engineering', 'Micro- and Nanostructured Materials', 'Computer and Communications Technology', 'Historically-oriented Cultural Studies' and 'French Cultural Science and Intercultural Communication'.

UNIVERSITAT OSNABRUCK  
The University of Osnabrück feels especially obligated to encourage international understanding and cooperation. It places a high value on relations with foreign universities. International students and scientists are particularly welcome in Osnabrück. During recent years, the number of international students has climbed continuously and is currently pegged at 1200, or 11% of the student body. Doctoral candidates and scientists from all over the world work on many international research projects. To German students, the University of Osnabrück offers many chances to study abroad: seven North American universities and colleges, ten Canadian, three Japanese, four Australian universities, and over seventy other institutions of higher education worldwide are open to Osnabrück students. Intra-European student exchanges have increased with the introduction of the SOCRATES/ERASMUS program: more than three hundred places for Osnabrück students are available through over one hundred partnerships with European universities. Would you like to study, teach, or do research in Osnabrück? Are you interested in studying or working as an intern abroad? Are you planning a new partnership with an institution of higher education? The employees at the International Office will be glad to assist you.

UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ  
Studying at the University of Konstanz means living and learning on a university campus situated geographically in a most unique location. The university lies directly on Lake Constance at the intersection of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria in one of the most beautiful regions of Germany. Over 10,000 Students originating from 92 countries are enrolled here. With over 130 European partner universities and many other international exchange programs worldwide, the University is part of an expansive global network of learning opportunities. The newly implemented Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with ECTS credits are already being offered for more than 40 majors across the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. Some of the university’s outstanding components, such as the 24 hour library or the Center for Junior Research Fellows, give the university its special and enticing qualities

UNIVERSITAT DUISBURG ESSEN  
The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is located in the midst of the most heavily settled university landscape in Europe. Founded in 2003 as a result of the merging of two previous academic institutions (the so-called Comprehensive Universities in Duisburg and Essen), this newest of institutions of higher learning in North Rhine-Westphalia takes its place among the ten largest German universities. The two-campus university in the centre of the Rhine-Ruhr area features a broad, internationally designed curriculum that encompasses the humanities and social sciences, economics, engineering and natural sciences, and medicine. The over 30,000 students have a choice from a vast array of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes; those in teaching and medicine are concluded with state examinations. The language of instruction is increasingly English.

UNIVERSITAT PASSAU  
With the enlargement of the EU, Passau has moved from the fringes to the centre of Europe. By looking ahead, the university, when it was founded, was given an international profile and has since initiated numerous partnerships with universities in other countries, so that the active participation of Passau students in foreign schemes is purposefully fostered. The first place to go to for all Passau and international students with questions about studying in another country or studying in Passau, is the Akademisches Auslandsamt (international student office). Tips and concrete help in the planning of study abroad can also be given by the Auslandstutoren (international tutors) in their own workshops and office hours. Well-prepared then, more than half of the Passau students go abroad for a short time to study or do work experience

UNIVERSITAT AUGSBURG  
The University of Augsburg was founded in 1970. It is one of the new, modern universities in Bavaria, and with approximately 15,000 students it is of a manageable size. It attracts students from far beyond its immediate catchment area. About 20% of the German students come from outside Bavaria, and at 14% its share of foreign students is larger than at comparable universities. The University of Augsburg maintains particularly close partnerships with the Universities of Pittsburgh (USA), Osijek (Croatia), Iasi (Romania) and Chabarowsk (Russia). It has cooperation agreements with over forty universities in Europe, Asia, South Africa, North America and Latin America. The number of ERASMUS exchange programmes also continues to grow. There are currently exchange programmes with more than 130 universities throughout Europe.

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT ILMENAU  
The history of the Technische Universität Ilmenau is characterised by the engineering training, particularly in the fields of electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. The university is bound to this scientific tradition also in its future development. This tradition as well as the strong interdisciplinary connection to the economic and social sciences just as to the natural sciences determine the profile of the university. Its firm aim is to figure among the best academic, technologically-oriented educational establishments. Hence, modern forms of studying and innovative courses of study are developed and supported by the university. The strong commitment of its staff just as a sound education of the students including professional supervision receive academic recognition at a high level. With regard to its future structural development, the TU Ilmenau is seeking to attract outstanding personalities for research and teaching. All the staff are invited to contribute in an active and constructive way to the development of the university. In this respect, the university also relies on thes

RUHR UNIVERSITAT BOCHUM  
From local best to international research excellence: The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) has character and charm; and its people make the campus a living and unique place. Discover a university with a profile, with interesting people, a one-off campus, and impressive numbers and facts. Top in research, successful, reform oriented in teaching, international, and even open to school goers. This and a lot more is what the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is about.

MARTIN LUTHER UNIVERSITAT HALLE WITTENBERG  
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg – for more than 500 years a place of scientific enlightenment, academic development and future-oriented research – is the largest university in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. Above all, however, it is an efficient, modern full-university, which maintains the highest requirements for teaching and research. At present, more than 18,000 students are enrolled in the university, which encompasses over 190 courses of study in 18 faculties and departments. There are also approx. 1,500 international students from over 110 countries.

ERNST MORITZ ARNDT UNIVERSITAT GREIFSWALD  
Exam preparation at the beach, sailing after the lab? This is part of everyday life in Greifswald. Ultimately, students here study and research where others spend their holidays. Being Germany's sunniest region, the Baltic invites you to sail and bathe. But those who are not as keen on swimming will no doubt find the right leisure time activity from the extensive choice of university sport and the town's numerous sport clubs. The University's and the town's cultural programmes are impressive. 'Das Theater Vorpommern' offers a diverse programme. The 'Nordic Sound' with music and culture from Northern Europe, the Bach Weeks or the Jazz-Festival in the ruins of the monastery in Eldena have been an integral part of the town's cultural life for years. Music lovers can participate in the choir, the university's symphony orchestra and the Big Band... or can dance the night away in the various students' clubs

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG HARBURG  
The TUHH is one of the youngest universities in Germany as well as one of the most successful. Between 1982 and today an attractive architectural ensemble was created on the TUHH campus in the south of Hamburg. The campus, with its modern buildings, fits most naturally into the surrounding parkland. With the combination of beauty and function the university has become a landmark in city-planning. Research work started in 1980 and in 1982/83 lecturing followed. Today around 100 senior lecturers/professors and 1.150 members of staff (450 scientists, including externally funded researchers) work at the TUHH. With an average of 5.000 students the TUHH offers a uniquely high ratio of staff to students. The park-like campus provides a multifaceted environment, inspiring both social and intellectual exchange. The atmosphere can be clearly described: young, innovative, unconventional, original and creative - ideal for the development of new ideas in engineering. The fundamental principles of the TUHH are unique in Germany; priority is given to research, interdisciplinary studies and innovation. Also central to our approach is a close working relationship with regional industries and, more recently, the achievement of international scale. The Leitmotiv we follow in our research, teaching and technology transfer is the development of technology

BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAT WUPPERTAL  
The Central Student Advisory and Counselling Service (ZSB) aims to support you in recognizing and developing your own abilities. Our goal is your success in taking the step from school to university and from university to professional life, as well as at every crossroads of your student life. Working from your individual personal and social situation, we offer information and help in finding your own way and choosing your own course of action. Student counselling is about help towards individual problem-solving. You have approached us through the internet. We hope to give you a comprehensive overview of the degrees offered and advisory services provided by the University of Wuppertal





























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