University of Wuppertal

University of Wuppertal

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The University of Wuppertal, also known as Universität Wuppertal, is an institution in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia of Germany. It was founded in 1972. The school is known locally and officially as Bergische Universität. The university is recognized for its quality education and excellent performance in research works. Talking of generations of computer, we cannot but mention supercomputers. Wuppertal has been identified to accommodate the second supercomputer domicile in a Deutsch Universität. ALiCEnext is a supercomputer made as a cluster, constituted by over 500 purported sharp iron sheets.

In ranking, Wuppertal has been encouraging both locally and internationally. It has been ranked 404th and 502nd overall by Shanghai Ranking. Though it's physical aspect of science especially physics has been favorably placed 101st and 150th, and 151st and 200th in 2013 and 2014 respectively. What has been less encouraging is the ranking by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings that refused to take cognizance of Wuppertal by not placing it on their list of the best German and/or International universities.



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The School is situated within the town of Wuppertal and the state of Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. The location is a suburban of Elberfeld that stood on the plains of Grifflenberg. The city is situated in the heart of Rhine-Westphalia. It features lots of facilities that position the city to be a great settling environment. The transportation system is great with an adequate network of roads that help connect different parts of the city. The shopping experience is great as there are numerous shopping malls and other grocery stores spread across the city.


The University of Wuppertal has a number of facilities and structures on campus. The infrastructural design of Wuppertal is quite impressive, part of which is the building of the central library. This is an edifice that holds about five distinct libraries. Each of the campuses has elegant structures. There are three different campuses in Wuppertal. The first is Elberfeld which stands on Grifflenberg and is the main campus. The second is the structure at Freudenberg also in Elberfeld. Lastly, there is the Haspel campus in Unterbarmen.

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There are various residing options for staff and students, locals and foreigners in Wuppertal. Such services include the student halls which houses a fair share of their students.


Wuppertal University has an Undergraduate and Postgraduate faculty to student ratio of 1:13, with a total number of 20,957 students, of which 15,072 are undergraduate students, whilst 4,703 are postgraduate students. The total number of staff members sums up to 1,573, of which just 581 are administrative staff members, while the remaining 992 are academic staff members.

The faculties are divided into seven divisions. They are lettered from A to G. The divisions of study include; humanities and cultural studies, schumpeter school of business and economics, mathematics and natural sciences, architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and safety, electrical engineering, information technology, and media technology, design and art, and finally, education and social sciences.

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There are employment opportunities in Wuppertal. Universität Wuppertal admits over 250 expert teachers and academicians into the mainstream of their teaching and administrative staff members as of the year 2014. Examples of such employees include but not limited to Bazon Brock, an art theorist, Gerd Faltings, a mathematician, Peter Ulrich, an economist, Klaus Held, a philosopher, and phenomenologist, amongst others.

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