Development Plan

Development Plan of the UDE

This University Development Plan sets out to describe the guidelines, strategies and future prospects for the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) which, since its inauguration in 2003 as the newest German university, is now one of the ten largest in the Federal Republic of Germany. As such, it acts as an academic and intellectual fulcrum for the West Ruhr and Lower Rhine regions with all their millions of inhabitants.

Aimed at continuing the previously successful structures in the fields of research, education and governance and at extending new strategies and perspectives, the structure-related plans for 2009 to 2014 will thus make a sound contribution to shaping the UDE's profile as a modern and cosmopolitan place of higher education. In detail, that means developing further its size and strengths and raising its profile higher on both a national and international scale.