Justus Liebig University Giessen

3.9 out of 5 (20 ratings / 19 reviews) Gießen, Germany
Giessen University is a modern institution which can take pride in some four centuries of past achievement. With around 28000 students, the university is prepared to meet any challenges that the future may bring.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

In 1736, the Ludoviciana – as Giessen University was called up until 1945, in honour of its founder, Landgrave Ludwig V of Hessen-Darmstadt – took the blue, silver-framed three-armed Antoniterkreuz (Cross of St Anthony) as its university crest, which it continues to display.

Education

JLU’s strong contributions to research and teaching, its cultural program, and its status as an important wealth-creating institution make the University an influential presence in Giessen and, indeed, in the wider area of Central Hesse.

Research

JLU sees itself as a medium-sized 'differentiated' university with a clear commitment to maintaining its wide spectrum of study fields, developing its profile in individual, excellent - and application-oriented - research fields, and dynamically filling in emerging fields.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
401
2021
401 -50
2020
351
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
490 41
2021
531 -10
2020
521
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
601 100
2020
701 -200
2019
501
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
2022
-
2021
419 -34
2020
385
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.

Services

Library services

The Archaeological Library is located in Philosophikum I in rooms D12, 13, and 16.

It consists of about 15,000 monographs and about 100 journals from all subjects of Classical Archaeology.

The library is a reference library. Books cannot be borrowed.

Student Life

Campus life

As Justus Liebig University Giessen is very centrally located it has excellent connections to the German Autobahn system, rail network, Frankfurt/Main International Airport, and various long-distance inter-city bus routes.

Student clubs

Students’ Union (AStA)

Student Reviews

Very supportive
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I was unsure at first but after my 1st informative session I was really positive about getting an admission here. They are very supportive. As of now I an having just digital classes and to be honest I am not a fan of this. Hope things get back to normal soon so that I could attend classes in person.

JLU review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

There are a lot of opportunities for students to be socially active and teachers are also very cooperative.

Programm Review
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

For the moment I have been satisfied with all the topics covered and how they have helped me in my professional training.

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