Talk:University of Tübingen

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Marxist-Leninist philosophy[edit]

On which source is the following statement based: "In the 20th century, Tübingen became dominated first by Marxist-Leninist philosophy"?

In their book "Eine deutsche Universitaet - 500 Jahre Tübinger Gelerntenrepublik", Walter and Inge Jens describe the university in the 1920s as dominated by "Deutschnationale" and "kaisertreue Gerlernten". A quote: "Kein Wunder, bei alledem, dass die überwältigen Majoritet der Eberhardina weder eine Reichsgründungsfeier ... noch einen Langemarck-Tag oder ein Sonnwendfest vorbeigehen liess, ohne den Staat von Weimar, dieses Zufalls-Gebilde einer Steckrüben-Revolution, zu verhöhnen...", "... dass man ein solches Ansinnen [the integration of the university in a democratic society] von vornherein als indiskutabel etikettierte: ein sozialistischer Eingriff der Lehrfreiheit und die verbrieften Rechte der universitären Oligarchie!"—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

Overall improvement plan[edit]

We discussed this page with my writing class at the University of Tübingen. Their homework was actually to add to and improve this page.

Suggestions for new sections were:

Organisation of the university

Social life

Research focus


  • A properly labelled history section.

Famous alumni

Have I forgotten anything?

David WC2 16:12, 21 January 2007 (UTC)David_WC2

My students have now started work on this page, and I think their contributions have lots of potential. David WC2 18:13, 22 January 2007 (UTC)David WC2
I've started to edit and improve the additions, but some sections still seem to need a fair bit of work to bring them up to Wikipedia standards (the Student Life section in particular does not seem to adhere to conventions). I'll try to continue improvements over the next while. --Iwouldstay 16:42, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
Hi Stefan,
Thanks for your work, some good additions, referencing and changes. Most commendable. When I get all my marking done I'll do a bit on it myself. David WC2 08:34, 31 January 2007 (UTC)David WC2
I've rewritten the Student life section in order to bring it more in line with Wikipedia writing conventions. Consequently, I've removed the note about advert style.
I've also reorganised the page slightly and have moved most of the first paragraph into a separate History section. The content of this section still requires a thorough edit and expansion, though.
As a minor point, I've renamed 'Famous alumni' to 'Notable alumni', as not all of them are necessarily famous. On the whole, the main points suggested by you (see above) should have been dealt with, but a lot of the article could still do with expansion and further improvement.--Iwouldstay 12:40, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Overall to-do list[edit]

My students from my writing class at the University of Tübingen have been working on this page now for about half a year. We have drawn up a new to-do list based on the current state of the article with its recent additions and improvements. I add it below.

  • Lead section
    • Lead section needs editing for relevance
    • Leave out Eberhardina reference, old fashioned
    • Location could be more precise
    • Date of foundation needs to be added
    • Information on numbers of foreign students needs to be added too, but with references
    • "Currently" – give exact date
    • Overall more comprehensive lead
    • Alternative name?
    • More info on location of uni, on reputation and ranking. Referencing needs improving. Section on beds is too detailed for lead section.

  • Overall consistent policy on German terms
  • History section needs section from 1817 to 1970: Nazi period and post war history are conspicuously missing
  • Organise history section (Köhler etc.) according to a rationale e.g. chronological
  • Students and professors needs differentiating in famous alumni section
  • Link or list 9 the “state unis” in Baden-Württemberg
  • Research section needs expanding
  • Corridors – should there be a separate article on corridors in Tübingen university :)
  • Sports section needs clearer focus
  • Governance section needs info on voting system
  • More info on student accommodation
  • General bias towards throughout article medicine needs rectifying
  • Research section for each faculty?
  • Separate sections on the faculties – if too big refer to separate article about individual faculties
  • Better pic at beginning and throughout: pics are too specific – pics should be more general
  • Library section needs info on lending system
  • Link to UB homepage
  • Tübinger Stift may need clarifying, esp. re. alumni, as there are 2 Tübinger Stifte (?)
  • Referencing needs work
  • History section: motto of the university could be added, after 1970 too; editing for accuracy with references too
  • Nightlife section could be expanded
  • Fraternities section could be added

David WC2 14:28, 6 July 2007 (UTC)David WC2

Don't have info box at right? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:21, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Painting of unknown professor[edit]

Unknown professor from Tübingen

Who knows this professor from Tübingen? The painting is Joseph Franz Malcote (1710-1791). First clues are shown on: Tübinger Professorengallerie --NearEMPTiness (talk) 09:05, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Nazi period and post war history are still conspicuously missing[edit]

I have added one phrase.Xx236 (talk) 09:51, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Eberhardina Carolina[edit]

I studied/worked in Tübingen for 10 years and never, ever, has anybody called the school "Eberhardina Carolina". — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:44, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

food culture[edit]

the food culture in tübingen is/was very special. it's a saying "to have the doctor in academic bistromatics made in tübingen". — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:09, 12 November 2013 (UTC)