Aula University of GöttingenFounded in 1737 by George II, the University of Göttingen is a research university of international reputation, with a strong focus on research-driven teaching.

The University is distinguished by the wide scope of its subjects and excellent facilities for scientific research. Almost all academic disciplines including medicine are represented in the 13 faculties, the exception being engineering sciences. Such a broad spectrum of subjects enables you to tackle overarching issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The University of Göttingen and eight internationally renowned non-university research institutions located in Göttingen make up the Göttingen Campus.

It encompasses five Max Planck Institutes (MPIs for Biophysical Chemistry, Dynamics and Self-Organisation, Experimental Medicine, Solar System Research and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity), Göttingen Academy of Sciences, German Primate Centre, and the German Aerospace Centre.

Such a high concentration of research bodies allows for a vibrant exchange of ideas and synergistic partnerships in research and education, and creates a special Göttingen Spirit, which stands for fostering creativity, innovation and providing freedom for new thinking. Göttingen students profit from different libraries, laboratories, facilities, and a multitude of campus resources.

According to the Times Higher Education Ranking 2014-2015, the University of Gottingen is the second-best German institution and the 17th best in Europe. The University is well known as a university which emphasises international cooperation. The University has active agreements with almost 500 institutions of higher education in 75 countries and offers a wide variety of exchange and scholarship opportunities for international students and scholars. The university currently hosts 29,000 students (thereof 12 % international), 2,500 professors and scientists.

In its constantly expanding range of Master and Ph.D. programmes, the University cultivates excellence and offers proximity to research. These programmes are designed for highly qualified students and graduates from all over the world. More than 50 of these programmes are taught in English.

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