Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is one of the ten largest universities in Germany. It was found in 1477 and re-established in 1946. It was closed by Napoleon in 1800 and again opened in 1946 by French forces.
JGU’s scientific prowess has been affirmed by its success in the Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments to promote top-level research at German universities: Mainz University is one of 23 universities in Germany that have received approval for a so-called Cluster of Excellence as well as approval for a Graduate School of Excellence. The Cluster of Excellence on "Precision Physics, Fundamental Interactions and Structure of Matter" (PRISMA), which is primarily a collaboration between particle and hadron physicists, and the Graduate School of Excellence "MAterials Science IN MainZ" (MAINZ) are considered among the elite research groups worldwide.
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the leading research universities in Germany. With its more than 150 institutes and clinics, the School of Music and the Mainz Academy of Arts, it represents the academic hub of Rhineland-Palatinate. Mainz University maintains close ties with regional, national, and international partners in the scientific, cultural, and business sectors.JGU has successfully demonstrated its research capacity in the German Excellence Initiative.
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JGU is the sole German university of this size to combine almost all institutes on one campus, while also housing four partner research institutions that conduct cutting-edge research outside the organizational structure of the university itself. There are also on-campus student dormitories and childcare facilities. The clinical and clinical/theory institutes of the Mainz University Medical Center are located within roughly one kilometer of the campus.JGU lives the notion of a civic university being an integral part of society and collaborating with the community it is part of. This means that it also provides lifelong learning programs and promotes timely and comprehensive knowledge and technology transfer.
There are numerous festivals and celebrations in Mainz like the annual wine market, the Midsummer St. John's Night Festival (Johannisnacht), carnival or the Christmas fair. Every season has its special event. In the summer, the Rhine Beach is the perfect place to enjoy your time away from studying. Sand, palms and the cool waves of the river offer the right ambience for sunbathing, beach volleyball and water sports. Numerous running and cycle-tracks, 4 swimming pools as well as golf and soccer clubs mean there is something for every sports fan.
The positive system accreditation certifies that JGU's quality assurance system in the area of study and teaching is appropriate for achieving the qualification targets and guaranteeing the quality standards of its own degree courses. Being awarded the seal of accreditation does not just mean that all of the degree courses already set up in Mainz are now accredited;
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