Frankfurt University is a lively, urban, and cosmopolitan university that provides an excellent atmosphere in which to research, study, think, and create.
The university was founded in 1914 through private funding. Thus, the university owes its establishment to the link - which is characteristic for the city of Frankfurt - between dynamic research, the legacy of the Enlightenment, and the conscious commitment of the citizens of Frankfurt to the fundamentals of international trade and industry.
As one of the major institutions of higher education in Germany, the university is committed to providing a wide spectrum of disciplines in research and teaching, to generating outstanding achievements, and to breaking new ground through the targeted utilization of the advantages and synergies of interdisciplinary work in research and teaching. In competition with the best national and international universities, Frankfurt University aims to fulfill its training and educational mandates through performance and open-mindedness. The university supports the practical application of knowledge based upon solid fundamental research. Frankfurt University is, and will always aim to be:
- Urban and open-minded
- Cosmopolitan and international
- Effective and efficient
- Strong in research
- A vital partner in the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main metropolitan area
- Economics and Business Administration
- Social Sciences
- Educational Sciences
- Psychology and Sports Sciences
- Protestant Theology
- Roman Catholic Theology
- Philosophy and History
- Linguistics, Cultural and Civilization Studies, Art Studies
- Modern LanguagesGeosciences and Geography
- Computer Science and Mathematics
- Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacy
- Life Science
- Medical Science
Number of Degree Programs:
- Around 170
Goethe University partnerships
Goethe University has forged strategic partnerships with outstanding research universities located in major centres of international commerce and trade. These partnerships are based on a multitude of bilateral projects in research and teaching in several Faculties and Research Centres which are being expanded consistently.
In the cases of Tel Aviv, Toronto, Prag and Birmingham twinning arrangements of the City of Frankfurt and Goethe University’s strategic partnerships are mutually reinforcing, establishing a link between political and research activity.
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