The Goethe University Frankfurt

The Goethe University Frankfurt

The Goethe University Frankfurt (full German name: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) is a university which was founded in 1914 as a Citizens’ University, which means that, while it was a State university of Prussia, it had been founded and financed by the wealthy and active liberal citizenry of Frankfurt am Main, a unique feature in German university history. It was named in 1932 after one of the most famous natives of Frankfurt, the poet and writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Today, the university has 46,000 students, on 4 major campuses within the city.

The university is located on four campuses in Frankfurt am Main:
• Campus Bockenheim: Mathematics, Computer science, Art history, Fine Arts
• Campus Riedberg: Pharmacy, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Geosciences and Geography
• Campus Westend: Social sciences, Pedagogy, Psychology, Theology, Philosophy, History, Philology, Archaeology, Law, Economics and Business Administration, Human geography
• Campus Niederrad: Medical science, Dentistry, University hospital

Other facilities include the university sports complex on Ginnheimer Landstraße in Frankfurt-Bockenheim.

Academic Faculties
01. Law
02. Economics and Business Administration
03. Social Sciences
04. Educational Sciences
05. Psychology and Sports Sciences
06. Protestant Theology
07. Roman Catholic Theology
08. Philosophy and History
09. Linguistics, Cultural and Civilization Studies, Art Studies
10. Modern Languages
11. Geosciences and Geography
12. Computer Science and Mathematics
13. Physics
14. Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacy
15. Biological Sciences
16. Medical Science

World rankings
• The New York Times: Among the World’s 10 best Universities by employer choice. By far the best German University and the best University in Continental Europe. Goethe University was ranked 10 out of 150 top universities in 2012
• ARWU World (Shanghai Rankings): 101-150
• QS World University Rankings: 182
• Times Higher Education World University Rankings: 197
• QS World University Rankings of 2012 ranked Goethe University Frankfurt 201st in the world. Its individual subject rankings were: 106th in Arts & Humanities, 154th in Life Sciences & Biomedicine, 207th in Natural Sciences, and 101st in Social Sciences.

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