University of Duisburg-Essen

Located in the heart of the Ruhr metropolis, the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is one of the youngest and largest universities in Germany. The diverse course offerings include the humanities and social sciences, economics and business studies, and the engineering and natural sciences (including medicine). Since its foundation in 2003, the UDE has developed into a globally recognized research university.

This is reflected by the top positions the UDE has recently achieved in international rankings. In a global comparison of the performance of the best universities founded since the turn of the millennium, the UDE came in third. In the Times Higher Education Ranking, it holds down 14th place among the best 200 universities worldwide younger than 50 years old. The research carried out at the UDE covers a broad spectrum including four cross-departmental main research areas: nanosciences, biomedical sciences, urban systems and transformation of contemporary societies. As an academic global player, the UDE cultivates partnerships with more than 100 universities all over the world.

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