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University of Bonn

Science and research are an established tradition in our city. Bonn's university was founded in 1818 and has an excellent reputation at home and abroad. The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität has more than 34,000 students from over 140 countries and has produced two Nobel Prize Laureates in its recent history.

Students in the lecture hall

The University of Bonn is among the largest universities in Germany, offering roughly 80 major and minor fields of study in various degree programs. Bonn University is a renowned academic institution and cooperates with numerous universities and research institutions around the globe. In terms of the number of guest professors from other countries involved in top-flight research, Bonn university ranks amongst the top ten German universities. Together with the roughly 100 Humboldt research fellows ( (opens in a new tab)) visiting each year, they add to the international dimension of teaching and research in Bonn.

The institutes, departments, and clinics of the University are not concentrated on a campus, but scattered over a number of sites in the city. The main building, which houses the Faculties of Theology, Humanities, the Faculty of Arts, and the administration, is located in the city center, as are the Law School and the University Library. Most of the Natural Sciences Institutes and the Faculty of Agriculture are situated in the adjacent Poppelsdorf and Endenich districts. The clinics of the Medical Faculty are concentrated in a complex on the Venusberg hill.

University of Bonn

Since 2019 the University of Bonn is one of eleven German Universities of Excellence.