University of Tübingen

Innovative. Interdisciplinary. International. Our guiding principles in research and teaching - from the very beginning.


Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
The historic heart of the University of Tübingen: the Neue Aula

Founded in 1477, Tübingen is one of Germany’s oldest, most respected institutions of higher education. The University has been nurturing great European and international intellects for more than five hundred years. The University has been at the forefront of key developments in the Sciences and Humanities, Medicine and the Social Sciences. Tübingen is one of the world’s foremost locations for neuroscientific research. Along with clinical imaging, translational immunology and cancer research, microbiology and infection research, and molecular plant biology, neuroscience makes Tübingen a cutting-edge center of research in the Life Sciences. Further areas of core research are in Geoscience and Environmental Science; Astrophysics, Elementary Particle and Quantum Physics; Archaeology and Anthropology; Language and Cognition; and Education and the Media.

The University of Tübingen is one of eleven universities given the title of excellent under the German government’s Excellence Initiative, and ranks well in international comparisons. A number of respected non-university research institutes have established themselves in this attractive and highly innovative research environment, as have ambitious new start-up companies. Our close integration of research and teaching offers optimal conditions for our students. More than 28,000 students from Germany and around the world are currently enrolled at the University of Tübingen, enjoying a broad spectrum of some 300 different study programs.

Further information can be found on: www.uni-tuebingen.de