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Johann Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität

Johann Wolfgang Goethe University - Its Present Profile

We are especially proud of:

  • one of the highest percentages of foreign students in German universities,

  • an unbroken tradition of private sponsoring covering more substantial donations, legacies, awards, and foundations than any other German university,

  • 6 awardees of the most renowned German Research Award, the ´Leibniz-Award´, among our faculty - more than any other German university - in social philosophy (Jürgen Habermas), history (Lothar Gall), physics (Reinhard Stock), history of law (Michael Stolleis), mathematics (Claus-Peter Schnorr) and chemistry (Christian Griesinger),

  • further prominent academics in Frankfurt: Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Erich Fromm, Carlo Schmid, Alexander Mitscherlich, Walter Greiner, Paul Ehrlich, Gustav Embden

  • 10 Endowed Chairs in fields as diverse as poetry, jewish philosophy of religion, chemistry, medicine, science and society, international banking, ethics of journalism, pharmacy, international finance and intercultural theology to contribute to the university´s intellectual and material enrichment,

  • the first chair of gender studies in Germany (established in 1987),

  • 8 long-term interdisciplinary research groups, funded by the federal German Research Organisation on a highly competetive basis, carrying out top-research on

    Non-linear Dynamics - Instabilities and formation of structure in Physical Systems

    Highly correlated Electron Systems

    History of Culture and Languages in the natural environment of the Westafrican Savannah

    Molecular and cellular basis of neuronal organization

    Competitive advantage by Networking - Development of the Frankfurt and Rhine-Main region

    Molecular Bioenergetics

    Supramolecular organization of cellular Regulation and Transport Processes

    Nitric Oxide: Generator- and Effector Systems


Johann Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität
Box 11 19 32
Senckenberganlage 31
60054 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: 069/798-1 

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