List of universities in Germany: Wikis


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This is a list of the roundabout 70 universities in Germany. The list also includes the 13 German "universities of technology" which have official and full university status, but which usually focus on education in the natural sciences rather than covering the whole spectrum of academic disciplines.

However, the list does not cover the German Fachhochschulen (Universities of applied sciences) and institutions that cover only certain disciplines such as business or fine arts, Engineering Sciences, because those do not have all of the responsibilities and only have Undergraduate Degree Programs - Diplom FH (240E.C.T.S.) equivalent to a Bachelor's of Honours Degrees and they are allowed to run only Postgraduate Degree Programs that lead to a Master's Degrees, not like as among other Universities which they can award and Doctorate Degrees.


Universities by years of existence

The University of Heidelberg is the oldest university in present Germany.
The University of Greifswald is the smallest among the ancient universities of Germany.

This is a list of the ten oldest universities that have been in continuous operation since their founding in present-day Germany.

Some other formerly German universities, for instance the Charles University in Prague (now in the Czech Republic) are no longer on German territory. Also, some universities were established in the 14th/15th century, but shut down for longer periods and later re-opened (e.g. the universities of Cologne, Erfurt or Würzburg). These are not included in this list.

University Year of establishment Students Location
University of Heidelberg 1386 26,500 Heidelberg
University of Leipzig 1409 29,500 Leipzig
University of Rostock 1419 14,000 Rostock
University of Greifswald 1456 12,000 Greifswald
University of Freiburg 1457 20,500 Freiburg
University of Munich 1472 44,000 Munich
University of Mainz 1477 33,500 Mainz
University of Tübingen 1477 23,500 Tübingen
University of Marburg 1527 24,000 Marburg
University of Jena 1558 21,000 Jena

Universities alphabetically



Humboldt University of Berlin is the oldest university in Germany's capital city, Berlin.


Festive hall of the University of Göttingen.


Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich is among the best-ranked institutions of higher education in Germany.


Universities by geographic region





Universities of Technology by location

Dresden's University Library reading room

International rankings

According to the THE–QS World University Rankings:

Institution 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München) 95 105 82 67 78 55
University of Heidelberg (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg) 47 45 58 60 57 57
Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin) NR 172 149 146 137 94
University of Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) 99 55 98 65 93 98
University of Freiburg (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) NR NR NR 144 147 122
Humboldt University of Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) 125 112 105 126 139 146

NR = no ranking or ranking outside top 200.


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