Heidelberg University
Heidelberg University

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  • University Offices:
    Grabengasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
  • Telephone:
    +49 6221 54-19001/19002
  • Fax:
    +49 6221 54-19009
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Considered as the oldest university founded in 1386, Heidelberg University is located in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The research University is a State level institution covering a number of subjects from medicine to humanities.

The university comprises 3 main campuses- Heidelberg‘s Old town campus for humanities programs, Social Sciences programs at Bergheim and Medicine and Natural Sciences in Neuenheimer Feld quarter. Heidelberg has been a coeducational University since 1899.

The University enrolls more than 25,000 students every year including international students from over 120 countries- which account 20% of the total students enrolled. The university comprises 12 faculties and offers numerous degree programs at graduate, undergraduate and doctoral levels in around 100 disciplines. Some of the primary areas of faculties include- Biosciences, Law, Chemistry, Modern Languages, Theology, Medicine and Economics among others.

The university has numerous collaborations nationally and internationally. In particular, it has longstanding partnerships with education and research institutions like College of Jewish Studies, Karlsruhe Research Center, Molecular Biology Laboratory and Max Planck Institute among many others.

Full-time teaching staff comprising more than 4,000 faculty members – including researchers and scientists helps students to connect the knowledge and expertise.

Alumni and faculty of Heidelberg include more than 30 Nobel Laureates, around 15 Leibniz Laureates and 2 Oscar winners. Also, the university has produced many pioneers and founders of academic disciplines and a large number of reputed philosophers, social scientists, and poets among others. Notable alumni of Heidelberg include – Dmitri Mendeleev, Max Weber, Alfred Wegener and Pope Pius II among others.

Heidelberg has educated numerous great minds and has played an integral part in shaping science and society since 1386. Looking forward, it now strives to extend and strengthen its relationship with non-university research organizations and institutions too.