About the University

University of Duisburg-Essen Open-Minded

The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) - one of the youngest and largest universities in Germany - is located in the heart of the Ruhr metropolitan region. Its broad spectrum of subjects ranges from the 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. This is documented by the top international positions it has now achieved.

The UDE's range of services is broad and includes, among others, the interdisciplinary profile foci of nanosciences, biomedical sciences, urban systems, transformation of contemporary societies, and water research. Another central field of research is lifelong education and socialization processes.

Innovative and digitally supported teaching and learning concepts make the UDE an attractive place for research-based teaching. It offers its 41,740 students from over 130 nations 267 degree programs, 127 of which are teacher training programs.

The UDE is regarded as a national model of how educational equity can be implemented at a university. Numerous measures and projects promote young talents with prospects. The UDE sees itself as a vibrant place of diversity and openness, where students, researchers and employees can develop their potential and willingness to perform. In doing so, a broad-based, resource-saving development is strived for.

The UDE has a strategic partnership with the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Technische Universität Dortmund under the umbrella of the Universitätsallianz Ruhr (UA Ruhr). They cooperate closely in research and teaching and are also jointly present in three continents with their own branch offices. In addition, the UDE maintains partnerships with over 100 universities around the world.

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An overview University-Presentation

A presentation of the UDE for download (PDF). You can also find it as a Powerpoint presentation in the internal area for staff.

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Worldwide partnerships International University cooperations

The work of scientists, academics and researchers does not begin and end on a single campus, as more than 400 international collaborations between the UDE and partners from around the globe are able to testify.

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