History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University, which was founded in 1477, is based on a tradition that spans more than five centuries. The University was created by Count Eberhard "the Bearded," who established four faculties: theology, law, medicine, and philosophy. The University of Tübingen has a long tradition of innovative thinking, especially in theology, for which the university and the Tübinger Stift are still known. German Universities Excellence Initiative, Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities, and Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) are among the university's academic connections. Several international institutions have accredited the university's degree programmes. Tübingen University secured the ranking of #=177in the latest QS World University Rankings. U.S. News and World Report ranked the University at #180 in Best Global Universities (tie), #69 in Best Global Universities in Europe (tie) and #10 in Best Global Universities in Germany.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The university hosts a variety of cross-disciplinary activities and sponsors a number of cultural events throughout the city. The University of Tübingen is not a campus university, but rather a city-wide institution: Tübingen is one of Germany's five traditional "university cities." Marburg, Göttingen, Freiburg, and Heidelberg are the other four. There are four districts in Tübingen with a high concentration of university institutions. More than 200 course programmes are offered by the University of Tübingen's seven faculties. It is particularly well-known as a centre for plant biology, medicine, law, archaeology, ancient cultures, philosophy, theology, and religious studies, as well as, more recently, as an artificial intelligence centre of excellence.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Tübingen University is one of Europe's most prestigious research universities and a premier site for academic studies and research. Its international reputation is bolstered by a diverse variety of disciplines and a high standard of research in the sciences and humanities. Its top schools and departments are frequently recognized among the best in Germany. The research accomplishments of more than 400 professors and about 2000 academic staff determine the University's academic reputation. The university’s list of accomplishments is unending. The university has a prestigious network of alumni all around the world. Some of the notable names are Horst Köhler, Former President of Germany, Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner and Jürgen Stark, Chief Economist and Member of the Executive Committee of the European Central Bank.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
There are around 27.436 students enrolled at the university, with 16,227 undergraduates and 11,209 graduate students. Women make up 59 percent of the student body. Students from all areas of life are welcome at the university. The university has 3.622 international students registered. The university's Career Service staff provides customised assistance to students on the job market, job search, job application, career, and internship opportunities. The top employers of university graduates are EY, Deloitte, Mercedes-Benz AG, Bosch and IBM.