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Heidelberg University

Heidelberg

Germany

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Details

Type

Public

Budget

€764.9 million

Year founded

1386

Staff and students

Administrative staff

8,397

Students

28,653

Overview: Rankings 2022, Acceptance Rate, Tuition Fees, and Publications

Heidelberg University, officially the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, (German: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg; Latin: Universitas Ruperto Carola Heidelbergensis) is a public research university in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Founded in 1386 on instruction of Pope Urban VI, Heidelberg is Germany's oldest university and one of the world's oldest surviving universities. It was the third university established in the Holy Roman Empire.

Heidelberg has been a coeducational institution since 1899. The university consists of twelve faculties and offers degree programmes at undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels in some 100 disciplines. Heidelberg comprises three major campuses: the humanities are predominantly located in Heidelberg's Old Town, the natural sciences and medicine in the Neuenheimer Feld quarter, and the social sciences within the inner-city suburb Bergheim. The language of instruction is usually German, while a considerable number of graduate degrees are offered in English as well as some in French.

As of 2017, 29 Nobel Prize winners have been affiliated with the university. Modern scientific psychiatry, psychopharmacology, psychiatric genetics, environmental physics, and modern sociology were introduced as scientific disciplines by Heidelberg faculty. Approximately 1,000 doctorates are completed every year, with more than one third of the doctoral students coming from abroad. International students from some 130 countries account for more than 20 percent of the entire student body.

Heidelberg is a German Excellence University, part of the U15, as well as a founding member of the League of European Research Universities and the Coimbra Group. The university's noted alumni include eleven domestic and foreign heads of state or heads of government. In international comparison Heidelberg University occupies top positions in rankings and enjoys a high academic reputation.

Heidelberg University ranking through years

Bachelor degree study programs

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American Studies

Heidelberg University

Bachelor degree

Germany

English

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Ancient History

Heidelberg University

Bachelor degree

Germany

German

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Applied Computer Science

Heidelberg University

Bachelor degree

Germany

German

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Art History of East Asia

Heidelberg University

Bachelor degree

Germany

German

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Assyrian studies

Heidelberg University

Bachelor degree

Germany

German

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Biochemistry

Heidelberg University

Bachelor degree

Germany

German

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Biology

Heidelberg University

Bachelor degree

Germany

German

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Biosciences

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Bachelor degree

Germany

German

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Biotechnology, molecular

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Bachelor degree

Germany

German

Bachelor degree

Germany

German

Master degree study programs

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American Studies

Heidelberg University

Master degree

Germany

English

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Ancient History

Heidelberg University

Master degree

Germany

German

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Applied Computer Science

Heidelberg University

Master degree

Germany

German

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Assyrian studies

Heidelberg University

Master degree

Germany

German

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Astronomy

Heidelberg University

Master degree

Germany

German

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Biochemistry

Heidelberg University

Master degree

Germany

German

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Biology

Heidelberg University

Master degree

Germany

German

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Biomedical Engineering

Heidelberg University

Master degree

Germany

English

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Biotechnology, molecular

Heidelberg University

Master degree

Germany

German

Master degree

Germany

German

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