Heidelberg University, founded in 1386, is Germany’s oldest university and one of the strongest research institutions in Europe. Its successes in both rounds of the Excellence Initiative to promote top-level research as well as in international rankings prove that Heidelberg’s excellent reputation and leading role in the scientific community are well deserved. In terms of educating students and promoting promising early-career academics, Heidelberg relies on research-based teaching and an outstanding, well-structured training for doctoral candidates.
Heidelberg University is a comprehensive university, offering the full spectrum of disciplines in the humanities, law and the social sciences alongside the natural and life sciences, including medicine. It aims to strengthen the individual disciplines and to further interdisciplinary cooperation as well as to carry research results over into society and industry.
Research at the university is focused on four major interdisciplinary fields, the “molecular and cellular basis of life”, “structure and pattern formation in the material world”, “cultural dynamics in globalised worlds” and “self-regulation and regulation: individuals and organisations”. Special emphasis is also placed on the two Clusters of Excellence funded within the framework of the Excellence Initiative, „Asia and Europe in a Global Context“ and „Cellular Networks“.
Heidelberg also draws its strength from its cooperation with numerous local non-university research institutions such as the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Max Planck Institutes as well as from its central involvement in two leading-edge clusters funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
With its aspiration of connecting traditional values with future-oriented scientific concepts in research and teaching, Heidelberg University is building bridges to the future – Zukunft. Seit 1386.
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