Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg

University of Würzburg
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Established in 1402, the University of Würzburg is one of the oldest universities in Germany. After it was all but destroyed during a World War II bombing raid, the university rebuilt itself in the 1960s on the fringes of the city. Consisting of 10 faculties, the university has around 28,000 students and offers academic study in the humanities, law and economics, life sciences, and natural sciences and technology.

  • There is a strong focus on science at the university and many of its centers have won funding from the German Research Foundation. 
  • It is included in the U15 group of German universities, which recognizes its status as a research-intensive and leading medical institution. 
  • Both the university and its hospital together employ around 10,000 staff, including 425 professors, making them two of the largest employers in the region.