JMU: A history of Success
The reaches back as far as 1402. At that time, it was the sixth institution of higher education to be founded in the German-speaking regions of Europe, after the universities in Prague, Vienna, Heidelberg, Cologne, and Erfurt.
Many eminent scholars and scientists, among them, have conducted research and taught in Würzburg. include , who discovered X-rays in Würzburg in 1895, and Klaus von Klitzing, who discovered the Quantum-Hall Effect. Today, Würzburg’s university comprises ten with approximately 425 professors and 29,000 students.
An Extensive Choice of Subjects
In addition to the four classic subjects – medicine, theology, philosophy, and law – the university also offers many new . The most recent additions include Nanostructure Technology, Functional Materials, Games Engineering, Modern China, Digital Humanities, Media Communications, Human Factors in Computing Systems, and Museology, just to name a few.
JMU remains strongly committed to :
- Life Sciences
- Health Sciences
- Molecular Chemistry and Materials
- Quantum Phenomena in New Materials
- Digital Society
- Cultural Heritage
- Norms and Behavior
- Global Changes
A Policy of Expansion
As the number of offered has grown, so too has the university. To accommodate the growth of the student population, the Hubland Campus was built on a hill at the eastern edge of the city. Newly-designed degree programs and a steady influx of students continue to drive the institution’s growth. In 2011, the university expanded to include the newly established Campus Nord, a 39-hectare area in the immediate vicinity of Hubland Campus.
JMU is one of the leading institutions of higher education in Germany, according to the of domestic and international research organizations and international expert committees. On an international level, the University of Würzburg ranks in the in many scientific disciplines including biology, medicine, physics, and psychology.
Research Centres as a Trademark
In the 1990s, the university began founding , which opened up new research areas and possibilities for innovative degree programs. These interdisciplinary centers, such as the , have become an internationally prominent trademark of the University of Würzburg.
The creation of has pushed the university into the and has had numerous positive effects. For example, it has rapidly boosted the amount of public funding, private donations, and research funds from industrial companies. The number of has also grown significantly since the mid-1990s, even though the number of positions for professors and assistants at the university remained almost constant during that period.
Science and Success
The University of Würzburg’s numerous , , and , funded by the have greatly contributed to the university’s high standing in the scientific community. In 2002, the University of Würzburg launched one of three DFG-funded Centers of Excellence across Germany – the . The research teams investigate key proteins, which are especially important for sustained health and in understanding the origin of diseases.
Academic Advancement of the Next Generation
The University of Würzburg is strongly committed to the . In 2004, the university established its to provide doctoral candidates with the appropriate resources and facilities to continue and enhance their education.