History, Affiliations and Rankings
The new Hamburg Parliament passed a resolution to establish a university on March 28, 1919. It was the first parliament elected in a free and fair election by the citizens of Hamburg, making Universität Hamburg the first democratically founded university in Germany. Universität Hamburg has a quality assurance system in place for its bachelor's and master's degree programmes. The university is also among the free universities in Germany for national and international students. The European University Association (EUA), Campus Europae, and German U15 are all affiliated with the university. Universität Hamburg is also a member of various international higher education organisations and has signed the Magna Charta Universitatum, the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education and the National Code. The Times Higher Education in its World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Rankings 2022 have placed the University of Hamburg at #132nd position and #214th position respectively. The university holds the position of #176-200 in the World Reputation Ranking 2021.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The university campus serves as a gathering place, and not just for attending lectures and browsing books in the libraries. Students may find the cupola structure of the Main Building, which houses the humanities, to be awe-inspiring. Anyone who walks through the door will quickly feel at ease in the beautiful lecture halls and surroundings. Other buildings on campus are also noteworthy. For example, the Philosophers' Tower, also known as the Phil-Turm, is a 15-story building with a great panoramic view of the city. The University of Hamburg offers 170 degrees in total, including bachelor's, master's, and teaching degree programmes.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Universität Hamburg has excelled in the Federal and State Governments' Excellence Strategy, a competition for top-tier university research funding in Germany. Its results have confirmed its status as one of Germany's best universities. Universität Hamburg has also been chosen as one of ten German universities plus one university alliance to receive the status of the University of Excellence for their flagship university concept. This status is linked to a plethora of goals and projects. The University has been granted funding in the amount of €15 million per year, initially until 2026. Some of the notable people of the college are Annalena Baerbock, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, Ole von Beust, Former President of the German Bundesrat and Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Participation in social and political organisations is also an important aspect of student life. There are numerous groups at the university that are looking for dedicated students who want to get involved in a good cause. There are over 100 different types of athletic and theatre groups that are always looking for new members. The campus of the University of Hamburg is home to a vibrant community with a wide range of opinions, cultural backgrounds, and interests. Students can find internships, private or part-time jobs, traineeships, work-study positions, and jobs at their university through the job portal stellenwerk Hamburg. Graduates can learn more about entry-level opportunities.