University of Göttingen

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The University of Göttingen is regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in Germany. It is home to nearly 26,000 students, 11% of who are international. The modern Göttingen offers a wide range of degree programs, particularly in the humanities, with almost all academic disciplines represented across its 13 faculties.

  • It is associated with over 40 Nobel Prize winners, including physicists Max Born, Werner Heisenberg, Max Planck, and Otto Stern.
  • In the first part of the twentieth century, Göttingen was regarded as the center of the mathematical world – a position it lost in 1933 when more than 50 of its faculty were forced to leave the University under Nazi rule.
  • After World War II, it was the first university in Germany to resume teaching, going on to become one of the largest higher education institutions in the country.