The First German University of the 21st Century

Strong in Research

We create scope for excellent science, transfer and promotion of young researchers: In five profile focal points and a wide variety of other research focal points.

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We create many perspectives because we embrace educational equity as a task and offer space for heterogeneous potentials and different study strategies.

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We promote potential, realize equal opportunities and use the innovative power of diversity management for research and teaching.

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University in the Centre of the Rhine-Ruhr Region

The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) - one of the youngest and largest universities in Germany - is located in the middle of the Ruhr Metropolitan Region. Its broad spectrum of subjects ranges from humanities, social sciences and education to economics, engineering, natural sciences and medicine.

Since its foundation in 2003, the UDE has developed into a globally recognized research university.

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We. Together.

We promote the exchange of knowledge, perspectives, talents and cultivate partnerships.

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Equal Opportunities for All

Righteous education: We do not talk about equal opportunities, we promote and we live them.

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Getting to the Bottom of Things

We research and teach to develop sustainable designs and solutions.

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Research: Lucky Number Five

Broadly positioned, but also strong at the top: The UDE sets five profile focal points.

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Foundations for the FutureConveying & Donating

The University of Duisburg-Essen is the intellectual centre for the western Ruhr area and the Lower Rhine region. Here, young academics are trained who above all strengthen and advance regional, but also national and global science, business and society.
Everyone can contribute to the further development of excellent research and teaching, pave the way for young talents and promote projects - whether private individuals, companies or organisations. The UDE offers different possibilities for different objectives.
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Compact Overview

The strengths of our university and everything that makes up the "We" at UDE: our brochure "Open-Minded".

For Demonstration

Download the presentation of the UDE (PDF). You can find the presentation as a PowerPoint template in the internal area for employees*.