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University of Duisburg-Essen

3.8 out of 5 (84 ratings / 49 reviews) Essen, Germany
Located in the heart of the Ruhr metropolis, the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is one of the youngest and largest universities in Germany. The courses range from the humanities and social sciences over economics and business studies all the way to the engineering sciences and natural sciences (including medicine). It's also wellknown in the international scientific community. 

About

History

  • August 1, 1972: foundation of two universities (Gesamthochschulen) in the cities Duisburg and Essen
  • January 1, 2003: merger of the two universities and foundation of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE)
  • March 12, 2007: foundation of the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr), a strategic research alliance with neighboring universities
  • Education

    With students from 130 countries enrolled at the University Duisburg-Essen, English is increasingly replacing German as the language of instruction.

    Research

    The UDE has developed four interdisciplinary research clusters, in which our scientists accomplish outstanding work.

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    University Ranking

    QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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    2019
    601
    2018
    601
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    World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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    190 11
    2018
    201
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    Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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    2018
    301
    2017
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    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
    2020
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    2019
    286 3
    2018
    289
    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

    Student services

    The International Office is the central service office for international contacts of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE).

    We offer support and guidance for international students, post-graduates and other applicants who are interested in our courses of studies. We especially advise them on matters of application and enrolment, and we are in charge of all matters concerning the admission of international students. 

    Housing services

    Admission to higher education does not automatically come with an offer of a place in a student residence as is common in other countries. This means that you are responsible for organising your own accommodation. There are different ways of finding a room or an apartment.

    ICT services

    The Centre for Information and Media Services, ZIMZIM is acting as a central service unit for all members of the University of Duisburg-Essen. It was founded in order to boost the core competences of the computing and media centres, the data processing units of the university administration and the library by merging them into one organisation.

    Student Life

    Campus life

    • Campus Duisburg
    • Campus Essen

    Sports facilities

    • Football clubs
    • Basketball clubs
    • Tennis
    • Table tennis
    • Swimming
    • Climbing
    • Dancing
    • Athletics
    • Riding

    Student clubs

    Right in the thick of things (and not just on campus): the AStA represents the students' interests in matters of university politics and social welfare. Inside the university the AStA presents the students' position to the Senate and the Rector's Office. Outside of the university it asserts their interests at the Ministry in Düsseldorf. Furthermore, the AStA promotes student culture and university sports and offers advisory and other services covering all aspects of student life.

    Student Reviews

    Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I've learned much about theory and gained much practical skills in statistical programming for social scientists in SPSS, MaxQDA, R and STATA. I learned dealing with both, qualitative and quantitative data; to analyse and to interpret them, regarding further intervening exogenous and endogenous varibles. Thematically the bachelor's degrees covers introduction in sociology,...

    Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

    For me it was a great opportunity to leave in the great city of Essen and study in Germany

    Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I am ready to be your hero

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