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University of Kassel

4.6 out of 5 (17 ratings / 13 reviews) Kassel, Germany
The University of Kassel is a young, modern and vibrant university, characterized by its openness to new ideas in every single area of its work. Receptivity, initiative, transdisciplinary thinking and unconventionality are traits we cherish and welcome in studies, research and teaching, but also in knowledge transfer and entrepreneurial ventures, to which the university provides special support. 

About

History

In 1971, the University of Kassel was founded as a comprehensive university during the time of the educational reforms. It provided first and second level degree programmes and had a strong focus on application and practice, characteristics now established throughout Europe.

Education

Few other German universities offer as wide a range in courses of study as Kassel does. From natural sciences and engineering all the way to the arts and humanities– the University of Kassel's unique profile offers numerous fascinating opportunities. Our traditionally strong subjects are the humanities, cultural and social studies as well as teacher education. Environmentally-orientated education and promotion of young talent are also University of Kassel trademarks.

Research

Many Kassel research projects are dedicated to furthering scientific fields to the very edge of their range. This is why research is organized not only by marking the classic distinction between faculties.

Career

In our Job portal database students and alumni can find over 150 new jobs, internships, and student job opportunities each month.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
801
2018
-
2017
-
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
872 -9
2019
863 38
2018
901
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 study enquiries ("Information Studium") is the contact point for students and prospective students who have general questions about studying at the University of Kassel. We can provide information on a variety of university-related issues and, if necessary, refer you to more specialised student support services.

Housing services

Cheap accommodation in Kassel is scarce. It can often take weeks to find accommodation, therefore it is advised to start looking as soon as possible.

Library services

Our library system is represented at the six locations of the university. Main location is the campus library on the Dutch Square (HoPla), which also houses the library administration.

Medical services

Citizens of the EU are covered by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), if they have insurance protection in their country of origin or counrty of current residence. EHIC is sufficient for a study period in Germany. In order to enrol as a student at the University of Kassel it is neccesary to have proof of German health insurance cover.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Kassel central campus is located at Holländischer Platz on the edge of downtown Kassel. The former premises of the Henschel Company are home to the Faculties of Human Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscape Planning, Economics and Management, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The International Studies Centre, the IT Service Centre, and University of Kassel administration are also located here. The library building is the heart of the campus. It provides access to approximately 1.9 million volumes, including 30,000 current periodicals and global electronic media.

Sports facilities

In Kassel, there are numerous sports clubs and facilities available:

  • Skateboarding 
  • Basketball
  • Football/soccer
  • Table tennis
  • Fitness training
  • Volleyball
  • Chess
  • Karate
  • Handball
  • Weightlifting
  • Dance
  • Badminton
and many other...

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My year of experience in University of Kassel and Hochschule Fulda University of Applied Sciences it was great, i have learn about sustainability and supply chain with the focus on the food value chain, as well as the basic of Food Legislation in Europe, which is important for me, due to I come from another country, this is a plus in my studies, furthermore I took part in...

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am happy with both my programme and life in Germany

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

That was a great apportunity for me to study there and to benefit of being the student of very Famous Professors and architects.

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