University of Wuppertal

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Bergische Universität Wuppertal
BUW Logo.svg
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Gaußstraße 20
D-42119 Wuppertal

North Rhine-Westphalia
Established 1972
Principal Lambert T. Koch
Staff 2,078
Number of students 20,000
Campus Grifflenberg, University of Wuppertal

The University of Wuppertal (Universität Wuppertal) is a German scientific institution, located in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia.

The university, the full German name of which is Bergische Universität Wuppertal (BUW), was formed in 1972 and is located in the city of Wuppertal, within the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. In 2014/15 it had almost 20,000 students in a wide range of subjects with many interdisciplinary linkages in 7 faculties:

  • Division A: Humanities and Cultural Studies
  • Division B: Schumpeter School of Business and Economics
  • Division C: Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Division D: Architecture, Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering, Safety
  • Division E: Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Media Technology
  • Division F: Design and Art
  • Division G: Education and Social Sciences

The main building of the BU Wuppertal is located in the suburb of Elberfeld on Grifflenberg and is a massive, cut honeycomb concrete purpose. The university now has 3 campuses:

  • Campus Grifflenberg (main campus) in Elberfeld, Wuppertal
  • Campus Freudenberg in Elberfeld, Wuppertal
  • Campus Haspel in Unterbarmen, Wuppertal

All three campuses hold specific parts of the University Library of Wuppertal, the main library at Campus Grifflenberg holds five specific libraries.

From 2004 until 2010, the University of Wuppertal had the second supercomputer at a German university. ALiCEnext, the supercomputer, is designed as a cluster and consists of 512 so-called Blades. ALiCEnext used in the field of elementary particle physics, applied computer science, astro-particle physics and experimental high energy physics.

Notable professors[edit]

The university employs more than 250 professors (as of 2014). Notable people who have taught in Wuppertal are:

Notable alumni[edit]

University Ranking[edit]

The University of Wuppertal has received consistently low rankings internationally.[1][2] For example, the online academic review site Shanghai Ranking placed the University between 404th and 502nd overall as compared to other international collegiate programs.[3] However, the Physics program in particular is ranked somewhat higher, being placed between the 101st and 150th places in 2013.


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Coordinates: 51°14′43″N 7°08′58″E / 51.24528°N 7.14944°E / 51.24528; 7.14944