List of universities in Germany

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This is a list of the universities in Germany, of which there are about seventy. The list also includes the 13 German universities of technology which have official and full university status, but which usually focus on engineering and the natural sciences rather than covering the whole spectrum of academic disciplines.

However, the list does not cover the German Fachhochschulen (universities of applied sciences) and institutions that cover only certain disciplines such as business studies, fine arts, or engineering sciences. Those do not have all of the responsibilities and limitations of old universities and they can not award doctorate degrees on their own.

Universities by years of existence[edit]

The University of Greifswald is the smallest among the ancient universities of Germany.

This is a list of the ten oldest universities that have been in continuous operation since their founding in present-day Germany.

Some other formerly German universities, for instance the Charles University in Prague (now in the Czech Republic) are no longer on German soil. Also, some universities were established in the 14th or 15th centuries, but shut down for longer periods and later re-opened (e.g. the universities of Cologne, Erfurt, Ingolstadt, Mainz and Würzburg). These are not included in this list.

University Year of establishment Students Location
Heidelberg University 1386 31,500 Heidelberg
Leipzig University 1409 29,500 Leipzig
University of Rostock 1419 14,000 Rostock
University of Greifswald 1456 12,000 Greifswald
University of Freiburg 1457 20,500 Freiburg
University of Munich 1472 44,000 Munich[1]
University of Tübingen 1477 23,500 Tübingen
University of Halle-Wittenberg 1502 18,500 Halle[2]
University of Marburg 1527 24,000 Marburg
University of Jena 1558 22,000 Jena

Universities alphabetically[edit]

A–D[edit]

E–H[edit]

I–N[edit]

O–Z[edit]

Universities by geographic region[edit]

North[edit]

West[edit]

East[edit]

South[edit]

Universities of Technology by location[edit]

International rankings[edit]

According to the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings:

NR = no ranking or ranking outside top 200.

Institution 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 (Times) 2013 (QS)
Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin) NR 172 149 146 137 94 66 151 128 109
Goethe University Frankfurt (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) NR 187 187 NR 169 NR 195 182 199 NR
Humboldt University of Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) 125 112 105 126 139 146 123 132 99 126
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie) NR NR NR NR NR NR 187 196 151 116
RWTH Aachen (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen) - - - - - - - - 154 147
Technical University of Berlin (Technische Universität Berlin) - - - - - - - - - 183
Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München) 95 105 82 67 78 55 58 54 105 53
University of Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) 99 55 98 65 93 98 66 62 48 67
University of Göttingen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) 85 114 156 168 166 186 43 69 70 128
University of Heidelberg (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg) 47 45 58 60 57 57 51 53 78 50
University of Freiburg (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) NR NR NR 144 147 122 97 105 144 102
University of Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn) NR NR NR NR NR NR 200 154 171 163
University of Tuebingen (Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen) - - - - - - - - - 134
University of Hamburg (Universität Hamburg) - - - - - - - - - 186

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Originally in Ingolstadt; relocated to Munich in 1826
  2. ^ Founded in Wittenberg 1502, closed in 1813; in 1817 merged with the University of Halle, founded in 1694.

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