University of Hamburg

University of Hamburg

name=University of Hamburg
native_name=Universität Hamburg

caption=Administrative building
type=Public university
president= Monika Auweter-Kurtz
chancellor= Katrin Vernau
footnotes=Data as of 2006
The University of Hamburg ( _de. Universität Hamburg) is a university in Hamburg, Germany. It was founded on 1 April 1919 by Wilhelm Stern and others. It grew out of the previous "Allgemeines Vorlesungswesen" and the "Kolonialinstitut" (Colonial Institute) as well as the "Akademisches Gymnasium". Today there are around 38,000 students (as of the start of 2006).

The annual recruitment of about 7,000 freshmen contributes to the current total of 38,000 students, of which every year 3,500 graduate and 900 receive doctoral degrees. Students can choose from a 120 different majors which are offered by six faculties.fact|date=September 2008


In 1919 at the University of Hamburg there were 1,729 students. The number increased by about 600 in the 50s, by 12,600 in the 60s and to 19,200 in the 70s. Currently the University of Hamburg counts people 38,000 as students with 2,200 of those international students. From the late 50s to the middle of the 60s the Von-Melle-Park campus in the heart of the city close to the "Aussenalster" lake was renewed. New, modern buildings were built in 1974 and 1975. The "Geomatikum" for the Faculties of Mathematics and Earth Sciences which is located in Eimsbüttel was also built.fact|date=September 2008


The main campus is in the Rotherbaum quarter in the center of Hamburg. Other additional institutes of the University of Hamburg are located in other regions:

* University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Eppendorf)
* Botanical Garden and the Institute for General Botany (Flottbek)
* Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science near the harbor and Elbe (Altona)
* Hamburg Observatory (Bergedorf)
* Physics Institutes where the world-renowned German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) is located (Bahrenfeld)
* Faculty of Informatics ("Informatikum") since 1991 (Stellingen)


As of 2006, the University of Hamburg supports 6 Collaborative Research Centres (German: "Sonderforschungsbereiche" (SFB)), 6 Research Groups, 7 Research Training Groups (all funded by the DFG), 2 Max Planck Inter-national Research Schools, 13 Young Scientist Groups (Emmy-Noether-Programme, BMBF, etc.) as well as numerous large research projects funded by the BMBF, DFG, EU, Volkswagen Foundation and other grant-awarding institutions.fact|date=September 2008

*Faculty of Law []
*Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences [] (German only)
*Faculty of Medicine []
*Faculty of Education, Psychology, and Human Movement []
*Faculty of Humanities []
*Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Natural Sciences []
*ZBH Center for Bioinformatics []

;Faculty memberWith almost 850 professors engaged in teaching and research, the University of Hamburg reigns as the cities firth (?) largest. There are 1,800 academic staff members and 6,650 administrative staff members spread throughout 270 buildings in the second largest city in Germany.fact|date=September 2008
* Gerhard von Rad, Klaus Koch, Jože Pučnik, Otto Brunner

List of institutes

*Archaeological Institute []
* Biozentrum Grindel und Zoologisches Museum [ website]
*Joint MBA with Fudan University []
*Regionales Rechenzentrum der Universität Hamburg []
*Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Carl von Ossietsky []

*University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf:*Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine

ee also

* Technical University of Hamburg
* Senate of Serampore College, Serampore, India
* South Asia Theological Research Institute, Bangalore, India
* Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia

External links

* [ Website]
* [ University History] de icon

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