About the University of Goettingen

About the University of Goettingen

The Georg-August-Universität Goettingen was established in 1737. It is an internationally accredited research university and a part of a world-wide network of science and learning. More than 40 Nobel laureates are associated with Goettingen. The university offers courses in a broad range of disciplines including philosophy, economics, agriculture, biology and geography, and is among the top universities in Germany.

The city of Goettingen is situated in the geographical centre of Germany. The Georg-August-Universität Goettingen with more than 28.000 students is an integral part of the city and contributes considerably to the young and lively atmosphere of the town. It is a safe place to live and offers attractive surroundings for many leisure activities. Due to its central position in Germany, Goettingen has excellent travel connections. Within two hours you can be in Berlin, Hamburg or Frankfurt by high-speed train. Goettingen is a good starting place for discovering Germany and Europe.

In 2011, the student survey "International Student Barometer"  gave Göttingen University the top place among German universities. In the global rankings, the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen placed 5th. The students surveyed expressed particular appreciation for the university’s research performance,  the content and quality of lectures and courses as well as for expertise of teachers. The city of Göttingen was judged to be an especially safe and student-friendly study destination and a “good place to be”.

In 2014, the University of Göttingen was awarded a "Certificate for Outstanding International Student Satisfaction" by StudyPortals.

To learn more about the international profil of the university please visit this website.




University of Goettingen
Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology
Büsgenweg 5
37077 Goettingen

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