University of Koblenz and Landau

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University of Koblenz and Landau
Universität Koblenz - Landau
Established 1990
Type Public
President Roman Heiligenthal
Students 12,915 (Winter term 2010/11)
Location Koblenz Landau, Rhineland-Palatinate,  Germany
Campus Koblenz and Landau
Website http://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de

The University of Koblenz and Landau (German Universität Koblenz-Landau) is a university located in Koblenz and Landau, Germany. It was founded in 1990.

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University Library at Koblenz Campus

The University of Koblenz and Landau is one of the youngest universities in Germany. It was transformed from a teachers' training college in 1990. Since then, new Departments and Institutes have been founded, new Degrees and Chairs have been created, while at the same time existing courses and research interests have been expanded. The university's academic profile today is marked by a combination of Computer Science and Psychology together with the traditional Departments of Education, the Humanities, and Natural Science.

Since 1990 the number of students has more than doubled. There are now 12,915 students registered. What makes Koblenz and Landau attractive as places to study is the wide range of courses and the orientation of these courses towards the practical world of work.

Research at Koblenz and Landau is above all oriented towards practical application. The transfer of academic work through co-operation with partners from industry, commerce and administration is of great importance. As a young university it has the necessary openness and flexibility to respond to the demand for work in the realms of research, development, consultancy, and provision of expert opinion.

The University emphasizes further education and provides a number of graduate programmes and courses in this area with continual expansion. Further education is the subject of numerous, usually interdisciplinary research projects.

A special feature of the University of Koblenz and Landau is its structure. Koblenz and Landau are the locations for research, teaching, and further education. The organising link between the two campuses is the President's Office in Mainz, home of the university executive and the central university administration.

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Coordinates: 49°12′16″N 8°06′31″E / 49.20444°N 8.10861°E / 49.20444; 8.10861