The University of Marburg is the university with the longest tradition in Hesse. Founded in 1527, it offers excellent teaching in a wide range of subjects in a total of 16 departments to its approximately 23.500 students. Trendsetting topics with high relevance for society determine research in Marburg. With twelve Leibniz Prize winners, the University of Marburg is one of the leading research institutions in the State of Hesse.

Philipps-Universität is not only a German university steeped in tradition, it is also the oldest university in the world that was founded as a Protestant institution in 1527. It has been a place of research and teaching for nearly five centuries.

The so-called Bologna Process, the privatization of the Clinic and new plans for construction – both atop the Lahnberge and also in the Lahn River Valley – have introduced a tempestuous phase of the university’s development.

Nowadays there are around 23.500 students studying in Marburg – 14.5 percent from all over the world.

Almost all scientific disciplines, with the exception of the engineering sciences, are represented at Philipps-Universität Marburg. The different disciplines are assigned to 16 different departments.

Numerous organizations complement and enrich the university’s range of services. For example, such organizations may carry out special research activities or support Philipps-Universität Marburg in the areas of communication, IT and foreign languages.


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