University of Tuebingen

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Innovative. Interdisciplinary. International. Since 1477. These have been the University of Tuebingen’s guiding principles in research and teaching ever since it was founded. With this long tradition, the University of Tuebingen is one of the most respected universities in Germany. In 2012,  its institutional strategy was successfully selected for funding in the Excellence Initiative sponsored by the German Federal and State Governments, making Tuebingen one of Germany’s eleven universities distinguished with the title of excellence. Tuebingen has also proven its status as a leading research university in many national and international competitions – in key rankings Tuebingen is listed among the best universities for the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as for Science and Medicine.

With its broad spectrum of subjects, the University of Tuebingen provides a wealth of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. And such close cooperation on research extends beyond the University to the Tuebingen Research Campus partners and around the world. The University of Tuebingen has joint research projects at all levels with other institutions of higher education, with research institutes and with industry.

The University’s excellence in research offers optimal study conditions to students who come to Tuebingen, combined with the opportunity to emphasise individual interests along the way. The attractive study environment is reinforced by many additional services, such as the Language Centre, interdisciplinary lectures in the Studium Generale and the state-of-the-art University Library.

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At a Glance

  • The University of Tuebingen was founded in 1477 and is one of Germany’s oldest universities.
  • In 2012, it was awarded excellence status within the German Federal and State Governments’ Excellence Initiative.
  • The University cooperates closely with the TRC member institutions, but also with research institutes and universities around the world.
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Research in Tuebingen

Tuebingen is a special place for research. Very few locations offer such a wide range of research areas in such close proximity – both physically and figuratively. Not only are all of Tuebingen’s research institutions just a stone’s throw away from each other, they also collaborate closely within the Tuebingen Research Campus.

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Life in Tuebingen

Life in Tuebingen is life in the heart of Europe and in one of Germany’s most scenic and economically competitive regions. It's a bustling mediaeval town with a young, international, and vibrant population and a rich cultural and artistic scene. Lectures, concerts, film festivals, and more: life in Tuebingen never gets boring.

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Excellence Strategy

Tübingen’s unique research environment provides an ideal ground for collaborative projects in various areas. This is one of the many reasons why Tübingen is receiving funding from the German Federal and State Governments Excellence Strategy. As a consequence, excellence attracts further excellence: Over the years, more and more top-level research institutions have come to the city, forming the rich and vibrant academic community of the Tübingen Research Campus.

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