Germany - Universität Duisburg-Essen

Germany - Universität Duisburg-Essen

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Suitable for all students and subjects (with the exception of Medicine and Dentistry)


Located in the heart of the Ruhr metropolis, the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is one of the youngest and largest universities in Germany. The courses range from the humanities and social sciences over economics and business studies all the way to the engineering sciences and natural sciences (including medicine). The university is also well established in the international scientific community. In the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Ranking, the UDE is 16th among the top 400 international universities that are under 50 years old. The UDE is also well ahead when it comes to citations of scientific publications: It ranks sixth nationwide and 115th in the THE World University Ranking. More than 43,000 students from over 130 countries are enrolled at the UDE in a total of over 230 courses of study. An important objective of the UDE’s diversity management program is to offer equal opportunities to young people from non-academic backgrounds.

The cities of Duisburg and Essen are at the heart of the Ruhr Area in the northwest of Germany, close to the border with the Netherlands. This region was shaped by the mining industry and has been a melting pot for centuries, which is why the people have a reputation for being very open and tolerant..


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