Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg
University description (as per official university website)
The College of Jewish Studies, Heidelberg (HfJS) exists since 1979. It is supported by the Central Council of Jews in Germany and funded by federal and state governments. The HfJS is a nationally recognized university. Nowhere else in Europe Jewish Studies in comparable width are studied. This allows the HfJS, their Jewish and non-Jewish students to convey the complexity and fascination of Judaism and to share scientific accents.
With eight chairs and as many assistant places the College of Jewish Studies in Heidelberg, now the European center of excellence in their field. As a state-recognized university it is the contact person for politics, media, churches and schools, and since 2007 member of the University Rectors' Conference.
As part of a dynamic community and as a catalyst for understanding the HfJS sees its role not only in academic research and knowledge transfer. Your goal is to make the German Jewish community, the third largest in Europe and the wider society shape. With its award-winning youth dialogue project Likrat (Hebrew for "in meeting"), it contributes to mutual understanding between religions and acts against anti-Semitic resentments. The project lives on the interaction of young Jews and Gentiles. In her lecture Heidelberg university speeches are public figures to speak, for example, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Marcel Reich-Ranicki and Joschka Fischer. With its scientific journal Trumah, their series "writings of the College of Jewish Studies" as well as its higher education magazine Mussaf in a large number of scientists and researchers, students and interested and abroad addressed in. An electronic newsletter regularly informed about university life.