It is the third university established in the Holy Roman Empire and one of the world’s oldest surviving universities in Germany, the Heidelberg University was founded in 1386 from the instruction of Pope Urban VI.
The University of Heidelberg experience ups and downs in its scientific reputation, it became a center of humanism and earned reputation as a stronghold of Calvinism.
The University of Heidelberg has more than 30,000 students and administrative staff of over 7,000. It has divided campuses around Heidelberg: the Neuenheim Feld – new campus, Old Town campus in the city center and Bergheim campus located in the inner suburb of Heidelberg-Bergheim.
The university consist of 12 faculties that comprises discipline, departments and institutes. Most faculties offer Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD complying European degree standard. Besides the 12 faculties, there are also associated institutions consisting of:
• Network for Research on Ageing
• Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim
• Heidelberg Center for American Studies
• Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research
• Heidelberg State Observatory
• University Hospital Heidelberg
• University Hospital Mannheim
The University of Heidelberg maintains long cooperation with partner universities locally and abroad. It maintains the network of teaching and research worldwide and supporting students in planning and conducting stays abroad. It has a wide range of services that attracts the students around the world.
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I study physics. The education is really good as far as I can judge on it. The variety of research fields is gigantic and the reputation is excellent. The city is awesome, too.
I only give 4 stars because the university does not care for any student organisations or student life at all.