Saarland University

Saarland University

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Saarland University was founded in 1948 in Homburg in co-operation with France and is organized in six faculties that cover all major fields of science. The university is particularly well known for research and education in computer science, and some other fields such as computational linguistics and materials science, consistently ranking among the top in the country in those fields. The university consists of six faculties: Faculty of Human and Business Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Humanities, and Faculty of Law.

The University is very well known and popular among the students and this fact can be verified by its different rankings. Globally, the University has ranked 461th by QS World University Ranking and 301-150th in Graduate Employability Ranking.



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The Saarland University is located in Saarbrucken which is the capital and largest city of the state of Saarland, Germany. Saarbrucken was created in 1909 by the merger of three towns, Saarbrücken, St. Johann, and Malstatt-Burbach. Saarbrucken was the industrial and transport center of the Saar coal basin. Historic landmarks can be found in the city. These include the stone bridge across the Saar (1546), the 18th-century Saarbrucken Castle, the Gothic church of St. Arnual, and the old part of the town, the Sankt Johanner Markt (Market of St. Johann). The city is home to several teams, most notable of which is association football team based at the Ludwigspark stadium. In the past a top-flight team, twice the country's vice-champions, and participant in European competitions, the club draws supporters from across the region. Lower league SV Saar 05 Saarbrucken is the other football team in the city. The Saarland Hurricanes are one of the top American football teams in the country, with its junior team winning the German Junior Bowl in 2013.


The Saarland University has a number of buildings on campus. It is a multiple-campus university comprising 3 main sites in and around Saarbrucken: Campus Alt-Saarbrucken, Campus Rotenbuhl, and Campus Gottelborn. Campus Alt-Saarbrucken houses the School of Engineering, the School of Social Sciences, the Department of Civil Engineering as well as the Franco-German Institute for Technology and Business (ISFATES-DFHI). Campus Rotenbuhl is home to the Business School. The School of Architecture is located on the Campus Gottelborn.

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The Welcome Center provides assistance to international students and doctoral researchers and visiting international scholars who need to find suitable accommodation in Saarbrucken. University can help students to find a room with a private landlord. University will help students to apply for an apartment or room in a hall of residence. University also has a limited number reserved for students on exchange programs. University can also help students with some of the steps that need to be taken after students have arrived in Saarbrucken.


The Saarland University has a faculty to staff ratio of about 1:11. The University has total faculty staff of 1,275 from which 285 are International staff and rest 990 are domestic. The total number of students in University are 13,636 from which 2,896 are International students.

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Saarland University aims to provide their students with the best possible knowledge so that can do very well in their career. The University also runs some mandatory periods of practical training and supervised work placements. The Saarland University also offers some major training courses in world-of-work skills and careers advice that designed to help graduates so that they can make the best possible transition from university to workplace. University also runs some career center that provides comprehensive advice and guidance on practical training, work placement and career and employment opportunities.

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