universities in Germany

Universities of Germany

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The German Universities are known to be the academic place of many Nobel Prize Winners and many great minds. The universities provide great academics under notable faculty members.

Some of the top Universities of Germany are:

1. Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich

Universities of Germany
Universities of Germany

LMU was founded in the year 1472 is one of the oldest universities. It has received its affiliation from 42 Nobel laureates, including renowned scientists such as Max Planck, Otto Hahn, and Werner Heisenberg. Ludwig Maximilian University is also known as LMU Munich and is the 2nd largest University of Germany. This university attracts a large number of International Students approximately about 13% of the entire Student body.

LMU has produced world-leading discoveries, innovations, and research in the middle of19th century, as by the end of the 18th century, LMU had a strong focus on natural science. LMU along with other leading universities of Germany was funded by the German Universities Excellence Initiative after its launch in 2005.

2. Technical University of Munich

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Universities of Germany

TUM was founded in the 19th century and was the only state university which was dedicated to Science and Technology.

Initially, the university was only dedicated to Engineering but later with time, it expanded in different areas including Social Sciences, Agriculture, Brewing, Food Technology, Medicine, and Natural Sciences. It offers a wide number of specializations across 3 departments in IT and Engineering. Also, it has almost 15 departments across 3 Campuses all over Munich.

It’s one of the achievements for the university that 17 Nobel prizes belonging to the academics affiliated with this university in Chemistry, Physics, and Medicine.

3. Heidelberg University

Universities of Germany
Universities of Germany

This University was founded in the year 1386 and is the oldest University of Germany. Heidelberg offers UG and PG degrees in 160 study programs. Heidelberg’s academics have been responsible for exploring sub-disciplines including modern sociology, psychiatric genetics, and environmental physics.

Here in Heidelberg, almost 20% of the students are international who represents 130 countries, including more than a third of doctoral students.

The university particularly transcends for its intellectual contributions and innovative research across a wide range of subjects. Almost 27 Nobel laureates have been associated with the university in which nine of them won the prize while they were in the university.

Many renowned philosophers, politicians, and scientists are affiliates or alumni of the university, including the founder of modern sociology – Max Weber and philosopher Hannah Arendt. Heidelberg is also known as the home of German romanticism.

4. Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Universities of Germany
Universities of Germany

CUB is one of the largest hospitals university in Europe. It was founded in the year 1720 and was built because of the plague in Eastern Prussia. In the year 2003, it merged with different medical Institutes of Germany.

Including neurologist Carl Wernicke, Psychiatrist Karl Leonhard, and Rahel Hirsch, also known as the first female Professor of Medical in Prussia, and many renowned physicians and scientists have studied or worked at the university.

More than half of the German Nobel prize winners in medicine and physiology have studied or worked at the university.

5. University of Tübingen

Universities of Germany
Universities of Germany

The University of Tübingen is known for the studies of natural sciences, humanities, and theology. It is situated in Tübingen and is one of the traditional German university that is known for its beautiful architecture and boat trips of its old town.

The university is connected with almost 150 international institutions across 62 nations. Some of them include the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Michigan, and the University of St Andrews. This provides foreign students an opportunity to come to Tübingen and engage in scientific research and other students to study abroad for a year.

The university consists of 11 Nobel laureates, mostly in the field of chemistry and medicine.

6. Humboldt University of Berlin

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Universities of Germany

The Humboldt University of Berlin or Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin, is a university in Berlin, Germany. Established by Frederick William III in 1809, this university is famous as HU Berlin. It is also the oldest university among the universities in Berlin. The university was earlier named Friedrich Wilhelm University but after the Cold War the university was found in East Berlin and another university opened in West Berlin. Since then it was named Humboldt University. The university has 9 faculties and is considered one of the most major universities. 

Under the German Universities Excellence Initiative, Humboldt University has been given the title of “University of Excellence” 

Otto Von Bismarck, Albert Einstein, Karl Mark, Werner Heisenberg, Max Planck are some of the notable faculty and alumni of this university since its foundation. 

7. University of Hamburg

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Universities of Germany

The University of Hamburg or Universität Hamburg is a university in Hamburg, Germany. Founded on 28 March 1919 this university is also called as UHH. It was founded by Allgemeines Vorlesungswesen, the Colonial Institute of Hamburg, and the Academic College. The main campus of the university is located in Rotherham. The affiliated research centers and institutes are distributed around the city. Law, Business administration, medical sciences, economics and social science, humanities, psychology and human movement, mathematics, computer science, natural science, and engineering are some of the disciplines this university provides education in.

The UHH is also ranked top 200 universities around the world by Times Higher Education Ranking and other ranking systems. Around 6 noble prize winners and 1 Wolf prize winner is associated with this University. 

8. Berlin Institute of Technology

Universities of Germany
Universities of Germany

The Technical University of Berlin or Technische Universität Berlin is also famous as the TU Berlin and Berlin Institute of Technology. It is a research university in Berlin, Germany. This German University was the first one to adopt this name “Technische Universität”. This public University was first established in 1770.

Berlin Institute of Technology has many notable alumni and faculty including seven Nobel Prize Winners, two National Medal of Science laureates, and several US National Academies members. The institute has several faculties providing education in different disciplines. 

9. University of Freiberg

Universities of Germany
Universities of Germany

The University of Freiburg or Uni Freiburg is officially known as the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. It is a public research university in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Founded by the Habsburg dynasty in 1457, this university was the second one after the University of Vienna in the Austrian-Habsburg territory. 

Freiburg is the 5th oldest university in Germany. The university is long known for providing academics in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The university has 11 faculties and admits students from Germany and over 120 other countries. Foreign students constitute a considerable percentage of total student numbers.

Some of the notable people of this universities are, Martin Heidegger,Edmund Husserl, Joseph Goebbels, Paul Ehrlich, Hans Adolf Krebs, Hannah Arendt, Hans Spemann,  Friedrich August von Hayek and Ethel Dench Puffer Howes.

10. University of Bonn

Universities of Germany
Universities of Germany

The University of Bonn or Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is a public research university in Bonn, Germany. It was founded in 1818 as the Rhein-Universität by Frederick William. 

The institute offers many graduate and undergraduate programs in various subjects and has about 544 professors. 

Some of the disciplines the university provide academics in are: mathematics, physics, chemical biology, neuroscience, medical genetics, agriculture, law, economics, Philosophy and Ethics, and Asian and Oriental studies. 

The university’s alumni, faculty members, researchers include 4 Fields Medalists, 10 Nobel Laureates, and 12 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize winners until the 2018 report. 

Under the German Universities Excellence Initiative, the University of Bonn has been given the title of “University of Excellence”.

Manjusha Sahai

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