Justus Liebig University Giessen

Gießen, Germany
Founded in 1607, JLU is one of Germany’s top research universities featuring an extraordinarily broad range of subjects. Both rich in tradition and highly innovative, JLU is host to a number of projects which are beacons of German research. What is more, its unique range of subjects and its high-profile international cooperation programmes in the areas of research, teaching and study ensure JLU’s competitiveness at both national and international level. The university’s especially diverse climate, so fertile for interdisciplinary research and discussion, is further enriched by almost 30 percent international doctoral students. JLU’s remarkable achievements in the context of Germany’s nationwide “Excellence Initiative” prove JLU’s top-class university research in its profile areas.
  • #271 Ranking
  • 2 Courses
  • 26000 Students


Since 2006, the university has received funding of 25 million euros for two renowned international projects, the Excellence Cluster Cardio-Pulmonary System (ECCPS, in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute
Bad Nauheim and Goethe University Frankfurt) as well as the International Graduate Centre
for the Study of Culture (GCSC) in the humanities.
Justus Liebig University is equally successful in corresponding programmes at federal state
level and makes use of the Hessian excellence initiative LOEWE (Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung
Wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz) to enhance its clear-cut profile of scientific
excellence, particularly in cultural studies and the life sciences.
A unique constellation of subject areas in the life sciences also provides the ideal basis for
thriving collaborative research centres and research units supported by the German Research
Foundation (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).
After 400 years of innovative teaching and research, JLU is not only embedded in international
partnerships and networks, it is also deeply interwoven with the city of Giessen, the
city with the highest student ratio of all university towns in Germany. Their parallel dynamic
development has not only shaped Giessen’s cityscape with many traditional buildings, it has
also spawned several state-of-the-art university research centres. Additionally, JLU profits
from Giessen’s ability to absorb students from all around the globe into a lively university
town in the heart of Hesse, creating an ideal environment for students and researchers alike.




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