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Gerhard-Mercator-Universitšt GH Duisburg
Duisburg, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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In the center of the Rhine-Ruhr region

A two-campus university

The new two-campus university in the center of the Rhine-Ruhr region has taken the opportunity to strengthen and showcase its research and Lehrpotenzials that radiates well beyond national borders. It has a wide range of subjects, ranging from the well-developed mental, social and economics, to engineering and the sciences, including medicine. Students can complete their education with the traditional degree structure in education and medicine, but will also qualify in a growing number of disciplines as a bachelor or master for her career. The expansion of these consecutive, mostly interdisciplinary programs that can meet international standards and attract students from far away, has a high priority. But even professionals, the university offers several attractive courses that take into account the individual learning through integrated e-learning practice.


known far beyond the region
Five major areas of research
In the research university is based on five major areas: nanoscience, biomedical sciences, urban systems, logistics and transport, Empirical Research in Education; change in contemporary societies. They may be outstanding based on inputs of numerous working groups.

Far beyond the region to the university has several projects fundamentals and applications of nanotechnology made public. In North Rhine-Westphalia wants this area the "number one" and to be a key issue for the decades to fill. The chances are excellent: four collaborative research centers and two postgraduate programs are devoted to nanoscience. Exciting focus in this preoccupation with so-called intelligent materials. These include materials which in their original form can remember, and as for the control and regulation technology open up new perspectives. Back to the fundamental transformation of traditional production methods can materials with tailored optical, electronic, magnetic and mechanical properties also contribute.

The gravity profile in Biomedical Sciences at the UDE networks the basic research in science and engineering fields at the Campi Essen and Duisburg with clinical research at the University Hospital in Essen. It includes the Center for Medical Biotechnology (ZMB), and the medical association "Research in Biomedical Sciences (RIBS).
The active network of research groups with each other and promotes collaboration and enables more diverse, interdisciplinary projects, the joint development of ideas and innovations. Recent research findings may be directly involved in clinical research to clinical trials.

In one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe, social scientists are concerned engineering, economics, science and the future of urban systems and working on feasible strategies for the sustainable development of the human habitat in the context of structural change. For this end, environmental, economic and sociological perspectives together and feasible strategies to be implemented politically. The integration of urban and transport, the mobility behavior of passenger and freight transport, an integrated structures in the city waste management, transport, or the reliable determination of water quality are reasonable some of the keywords which numerous working groups focus their activities on.

Representatives of the empirical education research, teaching methodology and educational psychology are working on the development of a competitive education system, since one of the PISA study, widely discussed topic. The university, one of North Rhine-Westphalia, teacher training centers, is also a center for educational research. This is reflected in the unique support by the German Research Foundation. They expected that the simultaneous establishment of a research unit and a postgraduate program will soon yield significant results.

In an interdisciplinary social science perspective dealing with the transformation of contemporary societies. Globalization means change. The globalized world of the 21st Century is characterized by a variety of phenomena of social and political change are. The changes happen rapidly. They lead to the formation of new structures and practices in politics and society, the breakneck speed in replacing the old. The transformation happens incredibly quickly .. Nevertheless, the problems and situations faced by government and society to move in, global or have global implications. The social sciences have identified four priority fields to forms, impact and design possibilities, not least that global processes of social change and social backgrounds to study.

New Work Society and Social Integration
"Government and Governance
Legitimacy and participation
Methods of Analysis of Contemporary Societies


Impressive results

Practical work
DE institutes and a cluster of institutions that the university can twines, impressive results of a diverse, practice-oriented work to submit, not only the technical but also from the humanities and the social sciences are feeling. And very much with proximity to the practice, it has to do when the University opens the increasing tasks of training and an institution with a wide range of vocational qualifications has created its own for it.


Comprehensive project approach
Innovative higher education management
Great attention has also been introduced in the start-up innovative university control its comprehensive approach to quality caused by project. All the faculties and central institutions of the University have their products, services and processes regularly, the university's Centre for Higher Education and Quality check on. Pioneer of the first round of evaluation are the University Library, the Rector's Office and the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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