University of Duisburg, Essen

University of Duisburg, Essen

North Rhine-Westphilia, Germany | Public

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The University of Duisburg-Essen is a public institution located in Duisburg and Essen, Germany. It is a member of the University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr. The university was built in 1654 and re-established in January 2003 as a merger of the Gerhard Mercator University of Duisburg and the University of Essen. It is among the 10 largest German universities. Since 2014, its research income has risen by 150 percent.

The university offers courses that range from the humanities and social sciences over economics and business studies all the way to the engineering sciences and natural sciences (including medicine). It's also well known in the international scientific community and as a matter of fact, the university was ranked among Top 250 universities in 2016 by Times Higher Education World University Rankings.



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Arranged at the conjunction of the Rhine and Ruhr Rivers, Duisburg constructed its fortune on steel and coal. Presently its occupants have recovered the place where they grew up and appreciate green parks, open glades and a touch of wistfulness. A perfect place to think about and become acquainted with German history and culture.


The university combines accommodation, educational programs, and recreational facilities on a green campus providing a lively, safe and inspiring environment. All university buildings are situated on one site, with teaching & research facilities and several leisure activities altogether.

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Accommodation is an issue, particularly in Germany. But the university tries its best to help international students to get a place to live. Especially in the case of exchange students, University provides furnished to almost every student. Rooms are furnished and every facility is provided like WiFi, air-conditioning etc.


With 43,043 students and 4,062 students, it has a teacher to student ratio of 1:10. The academic staff includes extremely educated and skilled professors, associate professors, senior lecturers, and other lecturers from prestigious institutes all over the world. The scholarly staff incorporates to a great degree instructed and talented professors associate professors senior lecturers and other lecturers from lofty foundations everywhere throughout the world.

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The employment rate is pretty high. It is greater than any other university in the region. Numerous successful high-tech industrial communities and sectors are established through their graduates. There is a high chance for graduates securing a job after graduating from the university.

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