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The University of Bonn at a glance

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Boasting almost 200 years of tradition, over 35,600 students and an outstanding reputation both at home and abroad, Bonn is without question one of Germany's leading universities. Our University is situated in a wonderful city where people are able to live that little bit better...

The tradition and direction of the University of Bonn is naturally determined by all those who make up the institution - i.e. those who teach, learn and research here. All such people benefit greatly from our carefully developed institutional profile:

    * Bonn is a research university that operates on an international level but in doing so we continually maintain our long standing traditions
    * We cooperate with a number of different universities and research establishments across the globe
    * We have developed unique teaching and research methods that have received worldwide recognition and acclaim

The following facts and figures illustrate the size of the University of Bonn:

555 professors
3,982 other academic staff (including University Hospital)
1,759 non-academic staff

35,619 students
4,000 foreign students

90 separate degree programmes offered


Total expenditure: approx. 571,8 million euros

Third-parties funds for research: 153,7 million euros

Excellence initiative
2 cluster of excellence (mathematics and immunology)
1 graduate schools (physics/astronomy)

Collaborative research
13 collaborative research centres
12 research units
 4 research training groups
13 BMBF Collaborative Research Projects
16 ERC Grants

Partnerships and exchange programmes
The University of Bonn proudly maintains worldwide partnerships with 70 universities.

University premises
371 buildings spread throughout the city

Nobel Prize Winners from Bonn University of Bonn
Wolfgang Paul (1913 - 1993),
Nobel Prize for Physics, 1989
Reinhard Selten (*1930),
Nobel Prize for Economics, 1994

University of Bonn libraries
5,000,000 media in approximately 58 libraries

As of Juli 2016


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