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University of Wuppertal

The university's reputation as a force in business and industry goes beyond its role in regional economics. Its business startup and marketing program provides young entrepreneurs with a first class springboard that once again in 2007 – as in 2005 – won Wuppertal number one position in the German university rankings.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

Founded in 1972, the University of Wuppertal (UW) is still young. Its twin goals are academic excellence in its individual disciplines and the consistent development of the interface between these disciplines and the world of practical experience – in a word, the transfer of knowledge and technological know-how.

Education

Study with a goal – find the program that’s best for you!

  • Bachelor of Arts/Science (BA/BSc)
  • Master of Arts/Science/Education (MA/MSc/MEd)

Research

As well as its many different teaching programs the University of Wuppertal offers a wide spectrum of research activities, covering both fundamental and applied research in almost all departments.

UW's key competency lies in the interdisciplinary dovetailing of its research activities. The four already established Interdisciplinary Centers indicate the strategic orientation of UW research.

Research is not an end in itself; it is a service to society. In view of this, the transfer of knowledge and technological skills between the university and the worlds of business, industry and culture is integral to UW activities. This applies from individual thesis topics through to contractually based research cooperations.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
511
2018
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2017
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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

Housing services

UW has three campuses. The Main Grifflenberg Campus and the Freudenberg Campus & guesthouse are situated on the southern side of the Wupper valley. The Main Grifflenberg Campus is on Gauss Str. and the Freudenberg Campus is on Rainer-Gruenter-Str. The Haspel Campus is in Unterbarmen (Haspeler Str. / Pauluskirchstr.).

Library services

  • Databases
  • Ebooks
  • Electronic Journals
  • Electronic theses and dissertations
  • Course reserve collection

Multidisciplinary Databases

  • General Reference Work: Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias, Biographies, miscellaneous
  • Bibliographic Databases
  • Library Catalogues
  • Newspapers

Student Life

Campus life

UW has three campuses. The Main Grifflenberg Campus and the Freudenberg Campus & guesthouse are situated on the southern side of the Wupper valley. The Main Grifflenberg Campus is on Gauss Str. and the Freudenberg Campus is on Rainer-Gruenter-Str. The Haspel Campus is in Unterbarmen (Haspeler Str. / Pauluskirchstr.).

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good courses, good qualified professors, helpful secretariat. More English taught courses would be appreciated

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The life was not that expensive in this city. I had the chance to have a student accomodation in front of the university that wasn't as expensive as in my own town. The university was helping the local organization for International students by financing the trips organized for us during the semester. But I had to pay some fee for the transport services that was in the...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The courses were interesting; in being able to choose the courses I took, I enjoyed them a lot more than the courses that I must take for my degree at my home university.

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