University of Osnabrück
Universities and higher education institutions that can award doctorates
Founded 1973
14.000 Students
167 Study Programmes
The smallest student residence
Short information

Type of control

under public law

Location

Osnabrück

Semester dates

Winter Semester from 1st of October to 31th of March Summer Semester from 1st of April to 30th of September
University

University of Osnabrück

Neuer Graben/Schloss
49074 Osnabrück
Tel.: +49 541 969 0

University - The Particular

Ensuring our students receive optimal support is a matter of priority. Students are up close to science, lecturers and the administration. These are good framework conditions. A university of opportunities. Osnabrück University is "at the very heart of things", in the centre of a medium-sized city that offers food for thought in culture and lifestyle, as well as green, rural surroundings. Our students take their meals at one of the best dining halls in Germany.

Study Programme - Main Focus

180 attractive, modern degree programmes are offered, such as Biology, Computer Science, Physics, Psychology, Information Systems and Teacher Education. Its distinguishing courses include Master's programmes in Migration Research, Cognitive Science and European Studies. Osnabrück University is breaking new ground in Germany in the area of Islamic Theology and Islamic Religious Education.

Background - The Insight

One key feature is the combination of different academic disciplines, such as in Migration Research, Cognitive Science, Environmental Systems Research and Early Modern Research. Additional highly visible key areas include the prevention of occupational skin diseases, as well as early childhood education. The Center of Cellular Nanoanalytics Osnabrück is set to open in 2017. In 2014, the University was awarded one of the most highly endowed research awards in Germany, a Humboldt Professorship in Environmental Economics. The University is also home to Germany’s newest Botanical Garden, which is used for teaching and research, as well as offering relaxation.

What's special here?

Osnabrück has the smallest student residence in Germany. The small half-timbered tower, part of the medieval city fortifications, offers unusual living space for one resident over three storeys.

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