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Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz


Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz was originally founded in 1477 and today still strives to emulate the innovational spirit of its namesake. The promotion and introduction of new ideas, the use of knowledge to improve people’s lives and encourage them to overcome the many boundaries they encounter daily – these are the underlying ambitions of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.


Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest and most diverse universities in Germany. JGU unites almost all academic disciplines under one roof with its University Medical Center, its Academy of Arts and School of Music and the Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies in Germersheim. In over 150 institutes and clinics, 4,400 academics, 560 of whom are professors, teach and carry out research. With 75 fields of study and more than 260 degree courses, JGU offers an extraordinarily broad range of courses.


JGU is its research-oriented teaching – which incorporates research-based topics in the curricula early on. Similar emphasis is placed on promoting and mentoring young research talents. JGU also considers the exchange of knowledge with society as one of its key duties.


This portal provides access to information on all career-related services provided by the various institutions at JGU.It is intended for the use of both students and graduates and is designed to help these choose a career, plan their professional future and acquire interdisciplinary skills. The aim of the services they offer is to ensure that the students and graduates are successfully launched on their professional career paths.But this portal also hopes to address companies and institutions. One of the aims of our services is promote contact between such employers and graduates through such events as the annual career networking fairs.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Housing services

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz offers multiple dormitories include:

  • Hechtsheim 
  • Inter II 
  • Kisselberg 
  • Münchfeld 
  • Oberstadt 
  • Binger Schlag 
  • Wallstraße 
  • Weisenau 

Library services

The Library’s management, central services for students and several specialized sections are located at the Central Library.There are also nine Departmental Libraries and about 20 Faculty Libraries. These function as decentralized reference libraries for students and staff within their faculties and departments.

Medical services

Resilience Health Care Center offers:

  • Diagnostic assessment and classification of the present symptoms.
  • Education about early warning signs of stress-related and mental disorders.
  • Implementation of preventive measures for the promotion of health.
  • Counseling to develop individual therapy recommendations and to coordinate the therapy plan in order to prevent work disabilities.

Campus life

As the only German university of its size, nearly all of the institutions of JGU are located on one single campus near the city center, which is also home to four partner institutes involved in top-level non-university research: the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPI-C), the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P), the Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM) and the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB). The campus of the University Medical Center is only about a kilometer away and both Mainz Leibniz Association institutions – the Institute of European History (IEG) and the Roman-Germanic Central Museum (RGZM) – are located slightly further away in the inner city.

Student clubs

Student organization include:

  • Arbeitskreis Börse
  • berater e. V.
  • Biotechnologische Studenteninitiative e. V., Gruppe Mainz
  • communicate! e. V.
  • Debattierclub Johannes Gutenberg e.V.
  • ELSA-Mainz e. V.
  • Jungchemikerforum Mainz/Wiesbaden

The positive system accreditation certifies that JGU's quality assurance system in the area of study and teaching is appropriate for achieving the qualification targets and guaranteeing the quality standards of its own degree courses. Being awarded the seal of accreditation does not just mean that all of the degree courses already set up in Mainz are now accredited;

Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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