Philipps-Universität Marburg

Philipps-Universität in Marburg is not only a German university steeped in tradition, it is also the oldest university in the world that was founded as a Protestant institution. It has been a place of research and teaching for nearly five centuries.

About

History

The University of Marburg is one of the most historic of German universities. It was founded in 1527 during the Reformation by the 23-year-old Landgrave Philipp the Magnanimous as the second Protestant university (the oldest Protestant university existed from 1526 to 1530 in Liegnitz in Silesia).

Education

Almost all scientific disciplines, with the exception of the engineering sciences, are represented at Philipps-Universität Marburg. The different disciplines are assigned to different faculties, which are to be found under Faculties.

Research

The Philipps-Universität Marburg is a traditional university with a wide range of scientific disciplines. We are convinced that knowledge acquired through outstanding research in single scientific disciplines is the basis for the interaction and mutual thematical and methodical growth of faculty cultures.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (4)
Humanities (1)

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2018
251
2017
251
2016
-
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2017
401 -100
2016
301 -100
2015
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
418
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2018
551
2017
551 -60
2016
491
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Housing services

Exchange students, IUSP students, and ISP students are able to apply for a room in student housing when completing their application form for study at UMR. We highly recommend this option to students who are eligible, as finding private housing in Marburg can be challenging.We have developed a brochure with information about how to find accommodation with many useful tips and tricks. This brochure is meant especially for the situation in Marburg.

Library services

The cooperative two-tiered library system of Philipps-Universität Marburg comprises the university library and about 100 departmental libraries (branch libraries, specialized libraries and institute libraries, etc.). The university library, the history of which stretches back to the founding of the Philipps-Universität Marburg, currently comprises about 1.9 million volumes.

ICT services

The university computer Centre is the main university facility for information processing and communications technology. The university computer Centre provides processing and communication services to students, staff and partners of the university, and operates the required computing infrastructure for the university.

Marburg an der Lahn, Germany