Germany is one of the dream country of many people with many purpose, such as traveling, working, and obviously studying. Germany is best known for the impressive specialization in the field of technology and social sciences. Does Germany also becoming one of your dreams? Here we will take up the brief profile of top 5 universities in the German according to the version of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) up to 2015.
- The Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin)
The Freie Universität Berlin often abbreviated as FU Berlin or simply FU is a research university located in Germany’s capitol city: Berlin, one of the most prominent universities in Germany. It is internationally known for its research in the humanities and social sciences, as well as in the field of natural and life sciences.
The Freie Universität Berlin founded in West Berlin during the early Cold War period, its name refers to city’s status as part of the free western world. Freie Universität Berlin is also one of eleven German elite universities in the German Universities Excellence Initiative, a national competition for institutions of higher education. Winning a distinction for five doctoral programs, three interdisciplinary research clusters and its overall institutional strategy as an “International Network University”. (see more: www.fu-berlin.de/en/)
- Goethe University
Number two, there is Goethe University located in Frankfurt, Germany.It was founded in 1914 as a citizens’ university, which means that, while a state university of Prussia, it was founded and funded by the wealthy and active liberal citizenry of Frankfurt, a unique feature in German university history.
The original name was Universität Frankfurt am Main. In 1932, the university’s name was extended in honour of one of the most famous locals of Frankfurt, the poet and writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The university currently has around 46,000 students, distributed across four major campuses within the city, there are:
- Campus Westend:
Headquarters of the university, also housing Social sciences, Pedagogy, Psychology, Theology, Philosophy, History, Philology, Archaeology, Law, Economics and Business Administration, Human geography
- Campus Bockenheim:
University library, Mathematics, Computer science, Art history, Fine Arts
- Campus Riedberg:
Pharmacy, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Geosciences and Geography
- Campus Niederrad:
Medical science, Dentistry, University hospital
(See more: http://www.goethe-university-frankfurt.de/en?legacy_request=1)
- The Humboldt University of Berlin
Number three, The Humboldt University of Berlin, is one of Berlin’s oldest universities, founded on 15 October 1811as the University of Berlin (Universität zu Berlin) by the liberal Prussian educational reformer and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt. The Humboldt university model has strongly influenced other European and Western universities.
In 2012, the Humboldt University of Berlin was one of eleven German universities to win in the German Universities Excellence Initiative, a national competition for universities organized by the German Federal Government. The university has been associated with 40 Nobel Prize winners and is considered one of the best universities in Europe as well as one of the most prestigious universities in the world for arts and humanities, awesome! (see more: https://www.hu-berlin.de/en)
- The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is a public research university and one of the largest research and education institutions in Germany.KIT was created in 2009 when the University of Karlsruhe (Universität Karlsruhe), founded in 1825 as public research university and also known as “Fridericiana”, merged with the Karlsruhe Research Center Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, which was originally established as a national nuclear research center (Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, or KfK) in 1956.
KIT is one of the leading universities in the Engineering and Natural Sciences in Europe, ranking sixth overall in citation impact. KIT is a member of the TU9 German Institutes of Technology e.V. As part of the German Universities Excellence Initiative KIT was accredited with the excellence status in 2006. In the 2011 performance ranking of scientific papers, Karlsruhe ranked first in Germany and among the top ten universities in Europe in engineering and natural sciences. (See more: https://www.kit.edu/english/)
- RWTH Aachen University
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University is a research university located in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With more than 42,000 students enrolled in 144 study programs, it is the largest technical university in Germany. The university maintains close links to industry (one in five board members of German corporate groups has studied in Aachen) and accounts for the highest amount of third-party funds of all German universities in both absolute and relative terms per faculty member.
In 2007, RWTH Aachen was chosen by the DFG as one of nine German Universities of Excellence for its future concept RWTH 2020: Meeting Global Challenges and additionally won funding for one graduate school and three clusters of excellence. RWTH Aachen is a founding member of IDEA League, a strategic alliance of four leading universities of technology in Europe. The university is also a member of TU9, DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and the Top Industrial Managers for Europe network. (See more: rwth-aachen.de)
Besides this big 5 universities, there is 6-10 top universities in Germany with no doubt is also prestigious and best known universitis by the people in the world-wide. There are Technical University of Berlin, Technical University of Munich, University of Munich, University of Göttingen, University of Heidelberg, respectively.