Visit this historic university, founded in 1734, that lends the city its reputation as the "city of science." The University of Göttingen is an internationally renowned research university with a long tradition and one of the largest in Germany. Founded in the Age of Enlightenment in 1737, it is committed to the values of social responsibility of science, democracy, tolerance, and justice. There are around 30,000 students spread across 198-degree programs. It has 13 faculties, covering the full spectrum of subjects in the natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medicine. Notable graduates include the physicist Max Planck and poet Heinrich Heine.
A traditional institution
Founded in 1734 by King George II and King of Great Britain who was also Elector of Hanover, gave the order to set up a university in Göttingen to spread the ideas of academic freedom and enlightenment. With its free spirit and atmosphere of scientific exploration and research, the university of Göttingen was in the top rank of German universities, becoming an internationally acknowledged university having one of the largest libraries.
One of the largest University in Germany
Throughout 19th and 20th centuries, great names like Arthur Schopenhauer, Otto von Bismarck, Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, Otto Stern, and many Nobel prize winners have been studying or lecturing at the university. Today the University of Göttingen is one of the largest in Germany, offering a comprehensive range of subjects across many fields, developing complex research in several disciplines and helping to understand the challenges that the world is facing in the present day.