University of Tübingen

Tübingen, Germany

No. Students: 24,000 No. of Academic staff: 4,400
Funding type: Public
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The Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen is one of Europes oldest universities. Several hundred years of history in the sciences and humanities have been written here.

The University's history began in 1477, when Count Eberhard the Bearded of Württemberg founded the University. In Tübingens historical center there is hardly a building or a square that is not linked to a renowned scholar. Tübingen notables include Hegel, Hölderlin and Schelling, Mörike and Uhland, Johannes Kepler and Wilhelm Schickard.

Tübingen today remains a place of research and teaching. In addition to the nearly 85,000 inhabitants, there are 24,000 German and international students. Some 400 professors and more than 4000 other academic staff teach at the Universitys seven faculties.

The latest chapter of the Universitys history is marked by tremendous growth the boom in Medicine and the Life Sciences as well as in other scientific areas has led to an extraordinary expansion. The broad spectrum of subjects offered by the University of Tübingen promotes interdisciplinary communication benefiting research and has lead to areas of specialist research that have attracted attention from around the world. A large number of partnerships with other universities and research institutions add to the Universitys international reputation.

Teaching at the University of Tübingen reflects the broad, interdisciplinary spectrum of its research. More than 100 degree courses are on offer. The University is open to the international exchange of academics and students.

The University has partnerships with 180 educational institutions in 45 countries, particularly in North America, Asia and Latin America, as well as with all the countries in Europe. Some 15 percent of students in Tübingen come from abroad, and many of the Universitys German students pursue part of their studies in another country.

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