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The University of Bonn at a glance


Boasting 200 years of history, over 38,000 students and an outstanding reputation both at home and abroad, the University of Bonn is without question one of Germany's leading universities. Our University is situated in a wonderful and international city that has a lot to offer culturally as well as outdoor recreation opportunities. 

The direction of the University of Bonn is determined by all those who make up the institution - those who teach, study and research here. Everyone benefits from our carefully developed institutional profile:

  • Bonn is a research university that operates on an international level an 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


Facts and Figures

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

540 professors
4,117 other academic staff (including University Hospital)
1,757 non-academic staff

38,043 students
4,000 foreign students

200 different subjects and degree programs offered

Total expenditure: approx. 625,4 million euros
Third-parties funds for research: 168,0 million euros

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

Collaborative research
12 collaborative research centres
 9 research units
 5 research training groups
16 BMBF Collaborative Research Projects
17 ERC Grants

Partnerships and exchange programmes
The University of Bonn proudly maintains worldwide partnerships with 80 universities.

University premises
350 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: May 2018

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