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Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

A Tradition for the Future

These pages are an introduction to the University of Heidelberg for all those interested in the courses of study it provides, the research it engages in and the kind of academic life it stands for. A glance at the history of the University reveals that from its earIiest beginnings over 600 years ago it has set out to be a centre of international scientific and academic dialogue attracting students and scholars from all over the world. As the present number of foreign students and visiting academics testifies, the University has lost none of its attraction.

With its venerable reputation as the oldest university in Germany and one of the oldest in Europe, the renown it enjoys worldwide for the many research fields in which it excels and its commitment to the education and training of upcoming generations of scholars and scientists, the University of Heidelberg extends an invitation to young people from all over the world to place their studies or scholarly activities in the service of the "living spirit" and to measure their achievements against the highest standards of academic excellence.


Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Box 10 57 60
Grabengasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Tel: +49 (0) 62 21/54 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 62 21/54 26 18

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