University of Wuppertal
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Seal of the University of Wuppertal
|Budget||€ 189.4 million|
|Rector||Lambert T. Koch|
|Location||Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
The university's official name in German is Bergische Universität Wuppertal, or BUW. It was founded in 1972. In 2014/15, approx. 20,000 students were enrolled in a wide range of subjects with many interdisciplinary linkages between a total of 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 University of Wuppertal is located in the suburb of Elberfeld on Grifflenberg. 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 house 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 was home to the second supercomputer at a German university. ALiCEnext, the supercomputer, was designed as a cluster and consisted of 512 so-called Blades. ALiCEnext was used in the field of elementary particle physics, applied computer science, astro-particle physics and experimental high energy physics.
The university employs more than 250 professors (as of 2014). Notable people who have taught in Wuppertal are:
- Bazon Brock, art theorist
- Gerd Faltings, mathematician
- Lev Kopelev, writer and historian of literature
- Klaus Held, philosopher and phenomenologist
- Peter Ulrich, economist
- Dieter Vieweger, archaeologist
- Paul J. J. Welfens, economist (current)
- Joachim Holtz, Electrical Engineer (current)
- Christian Boros (born 1964), German advertising agency founder and art collector
- Godela Habel, abstract painter
- Walter Heidenfels, industrial designer
Awards and rankings
Shanghai Ranking placed the University of Wuppertal between 404th and 502nd overall as compared to other international collegiate programs. However, the Physics program in particular is ranked somewhat higher, being placed between the 101st and 150th places in 2013 and between 151st and 200th in 2014.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings does not place Wuppertal within its list of top German or International universities.
At the CHE ranking , which evaluated more than 300 universities in the German-speaking world on the basis of the judgments of more than 250,000 students, University of Wuppertal was awarded three times. In 2011 the university reached the top group in eleven of the 13 categories. With a total score of 1.9, the Faculty of Economics was above the nationwide average of 2.6. 
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- "Personal" (in German). University of Wuppertal. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
- "Studium und Lehre". University of Wuppertal. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
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