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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Students’ Union (AStA)
Very enlightening and very helpful staff for international students.
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.
There are a lot of opportunities for students to be socially active and teachers are also very cooperative.
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