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The University of Bonn at a glance

Boasting almost 200 years of history, over 36,900 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:

    543 professors
    4,046 other academic staff (including University Hospital)
    1,744 non-academic staff

    36,900 students
    4,000 foreign students

    90 separate degree programmes offered

    Total expenditure: approx. 593,3 million euros
    Third-parties funds for research: 157,5 million euros

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

Collaborative research
14 collaborative research centres
11 research units
 4 research training groups
16 BMBF Collaborative Research Projects
19 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


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