University Giessen Information
University of Giessen, (Justus Liebig University Giessen), is a public school located in Giessen, Germany. Founded in 1607, it is currently headed by its rector, Dr. Micheal Breitbach. The University of Giessen ranking is joint 33rd in Germany, and 508th to 568th in the world. Similarly rated German colleges include University of Bayreuth, Universität Bremen, University of Greifswald, and Technische Universität Braunschweig.
The University of Giessen’s full name comes from modern agricultural chemistry founder Justus Liebig, who is the university’s most renowned faculty member.
The university’s foundation in 1607 answered the call for a Lutherian university in Gießen, after all existing universities in the area reformed to Calvinism. A charter issued in the same year by Kaiser Rudolf II gave way for the university to continue providing quality education to bureaucrats and priests. The university closed its doors to students during the Thirty Years War but became active again in 1650 after peace was restored in the area. The university followed the same traditions and teachings throughout the years until the 20th century, when it began to branch out and embrace advancements in technology. During this period, the university library was moved to its own building and more clinics for human and Veterinary medicine were added to the university’s list of institutions. More buildings were soon to follow, including the Faculty of Chemistry building and the university’s cultural center. The university acquire the status of public university in 1929, after the reunification of the Hessian states.
The University of Giessen currently has 11 faculties/departments: Law; Economics and Business Studies; Social Sciences and Cultural Studies; History and Cultural Studies; Language, Literature, Culture; Psychology and Sports Science; Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics Geography; Biology and Chemistry; Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management; Veterinary Medicine; and Medicine.
The university does not have an official campus per se, just a defined group of buildings and establishments adjacent to one another throughout the city of Giessen. The university’s buildings are not grouped in one part of the city, but are scattered throughout the main city, as well as the outskirts of Giessen.
Aside from its administrative buildings and faculties, the university also has several Research Facilities, most of which also house the university’s post-graduate facilities, like the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, International Giessen Graduate School for the Life Sciences, Research Centre for BioSystems, Land Use and Nutrition, Giessen Centre for East European Studies, and the Center for International Development and Environmental Research.
University of Giessen Address
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University Giessen Rankings and Quick Facts
|University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)||
305 to 402
|European Rank (Jiaotong)||
124 to 172
University Giessen Facts
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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), DFG