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Universität Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany


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University in the heart of the city

The six faculties of the University of Hamburg offer of legal, economic and social sciences to the humanities and cultural sciences, natural sciences, computer science and medicine all disciplines of a comprehensive university. With about 38,000 students, the University of Hamburg, the largest in Germany.

Around 650 of the 4,100 scientists and researchers are professors. Well 120 of them work in the Medical Faculty or the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), 530 in the other faculties. They are supported by 5800 employees in technology, libraries, laboratories, patient care and management, of which 3.800 UKE and 2,000 others in the five faculties and in the presidential administration.

Centre of the University with more than 150 buildings of the campus, in the middle of the city between the Alster and Grindel quarter, not far from Dammtorbahnhof. Other facilities include the UKE, the Centre for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (ZMAW) on the road, the Biozentrum Klein Flottbek with the Botanic Garden, the Observatory in Bergedorf, computer science in Stellingen and the Physical Institute in litter box, where the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) is located.

University of Hamburg was founded on 28 March 1919 by order of the first democratically elected Hamburg Parliament. Other important stops on the way to a university, the establishment of the "Hamburg Scientific Foundation" in 1907 and the Colonial Institute in 1908. The roots of the University of rich but 300 years back further to 1613, founded the "Academic Gymnasium", which existed until 1883. For an existing since 1895, "General Lectures" the businessman Edmund Siemers donated to the lecture building was later named after him Avenue. It was inaugurated in 1911 and is today the main building of the university.

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Competence in science and research

The University of Hamburg is the largest and most diverse research institution in northern Germany. Its research profile includes a wealth of individual achievements as well as curricular priorities. These include projects funded by the German Research Council Special Research Centres, research groups and graduate schools. Two International Max Planck Research Schools belong to it as well as collaborative projects and research centers, funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the European Union, the Volkswagen Foundation and other institutions of research and scientific support. Particular importance have extensive networks, such as sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Cluster of Excellence "Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction (climate Campus Hamburg) and the joint auspices of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) and other scientific institutions 'Center for Free Electron Laser Studies (CFEL).

One of the most powerful and promising areas include: the Earth System Science (mainly marine, climate and biodiversity research), research on structure and properties of matter (high-energy and laser physics, astrophysics and interdisciplinary nanoscience), life sciences (neuroscience, Glycostructures and protein research, Bioinformatics), International and European Law (particularly Foreign, International and Comparative Law, Economic Analysis of Law), multilingualism and language acquisition, education, science, development and learning, non-European languages and cultures, peace and conflict studies, globalization and transnational developments.

In addition to basic research is also significant to application-oriented research and development projects and projects at the technology and knowledge transfer.

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Diversity and relevance in the curriculum

Since the winter 2007/08 by the introduction of Bachelor and Master degree programs, most degrees internationally comparable. The Hamburg University offers almost 150 courses.

Courses with a Bachelor

African languages and cultures
Anglistik / American
German Language and Literature
Education and science education
Finno-Ugric / Uralic
Sign languages
Geophysics / Oceanography
Earth sciences
History, languages and cultures of the Near East (mainly Islamic studies, Turkish or Iranian)
Historical Musicology
Computer science
International Bachelor Degree East Asia (focus on Japanese Studies, Sinology, or Korean)
Classical Archaeology
Classical Philology
Art history
Media and Communication Studies
Molecular Life Science
Neogräzistik and Byzantine Studies
Political science
Slavic Studies
Social Economy
Languages and cultures of the countries of the Indian subcontinent and Tibet
Languages and cultures of Southeast Asia
Systematic Musicology
First and prehistoric archeology
Business Mathematics

Central Law
Courses with those of Examination, or master's degree

Evangelical Theology
Sign Interpretation
Consecutive Master's and postgraduate courses

Applied and Molecular Botany
Data and Information
European Studies
Human Resource Management Human Resources Policy
Computer science
International Business Administration
International Criminology
Journalism and Communication Studies
Economic and Sociological Studies
Political science
Language Acquisition
Non-consecutive master's and postgraduate courses

Asia-European Business Transactions
European Business and Management - Focus Central and Eastern Europe
European Studies
Law and Economics
Magister for foreign lawyers
Master of Higher Education
Master of International Business & Economics - China Focus
Master of International Taxation
Master of Peace and Security Studies
Master of Performance Studies
Molecular Biology
Psychological therapy
Special Education
Business Law
Additional training for teachers of pupils of different native languages (non education)

University and professional

The Career Center assists students of the University of Hamburg at the end of the course, and graduates of the University of Hamburg and two years after graduation in the transition from college to professional activities. The Career Center accompanied by the development of vocational potential, career planning and career strategies, with the application and the development of methodological skills and personal development.

At the University of Hamburg, the possibility of lifelong learning is given central importance. Therefore, those interested can choose among a plethora of training opportunities.

Office for the training is at the University of Hamburg, the Center for Continuing Education (AWW). The AWW is distance learning center for students of the University of Hagen in the Hamburg area and for the students of the British Open University in Northern Germany.

The activities of the Association for Continuing Education Institutes are a response to rising skill requirements of working life. The International Center for Graduate Studies (ICGS), developed and operated jointly by the faculties of the University of Hamburg Masters International and compact seminars for graduate students with first work experience, and executives from around the world.

International Networking

The University of Hamburg offers a national and international level through an extensive network of cooperation. With over 40 foreign universities, the University of Hamburg through agreements on the regular exchange of scientists, researchers and students connected. exist at the level of faculties, more than 200 more specialized and more than 200 Erasmus cooperation. Around 5,000 foreign students are enrolled at the university. They come from over 100 countries.

Partner universities in Western Europe

Universities of Bordeaux I, II, III, IV,
University of East Anglia (Norwich)
University of Southampton
University of Strathclyde (Glasgow)
Partner universities in Eastern and Southeastern Europe

University of Belgrade
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Budapest University of Economic Sciences
University of Bucharest
University of Aegean Izmir
9th August-University of Izmir
Charles University, Prague
University Kliment Ohridski (Sofia),
University of West Hungary Sopron
St. Petersburg State University
University of Tartu
Warsaw University
University of Zagreb
Partner universities in the United States of America

Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore)
University of California (Berkeley)
Indiana University (Bloomington)
Ohio State University (Columbus)
University of Kansas (Lawrence)
Smith College (Northampton, Massachusetts)
Temple University (Philadelphia)
Purdue University (West Lafayette)
Partner universities in other countries

University of Pernambuco (Brazil)
University of Concepción (Chile)
University of Foreign Studies (Beijing, China)
Fudan University (Shanghai, China)
Tongji University (Shanghai, China)
Bar Ilan University (Israel)
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
University of Tel Aviv (Israel)
City University of Osaka (Japan)
National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (Leon)
University of Guadalajara (Mexico)
Autonomous University of Nuevo León (Monterrey, Mexico)
University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
University of Khartoum (Sudan)
University of Damascus (Syria)
National Taiwan University (Taipei / ROC)

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