University of Flensburg
Logo of the University of Flensburg
The University of Flensburg (German: Universität Flensburg) is a university in the city of Flensburg, Germany. It was founded in 1994 and is the northernmost university in Germany. Although having full university status and the right to award PhDs, the University of Flensburg offers mainly courses in education and other fields of social sciences.
The university has 200 permanent employees and more than 400 visiting professors and lecturers. In the winter semester 2006/2007, the University received around 4,200 applications for places, but in the winter semester of the previous academic year the number was only 2,566. At the top of the applications in the winter semester 2006/2007 was the B.A. course in Teaching Science, 1977 applicants, followed by the B.A. course in International Management with 547 candidates. The B.A. course in Science of the Communication and Teaching is discontinued. - These are currently the only undergraduate programmes the university offers.
The University of Flensburg shares a campus with the Fachhochschule. The infrastructure includes the Auditorium Maximum (called Audimax) lecture hall, the central library, a broad park area, student residences, a kindergarten, a sports and fitness center and the canteen (Mensa), also several small cafeterias and a student pub. A water sports center and a campus chapel are currently (2009) under construction. The main railway station is about one mile from the campus, the beach about 5 miles away.
There are five faculties, numbered Department I to Department V, each of these is divided into a number of institutes.