On behalf of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, its faculty, staff, and students, I would like to welcome you to our University's web site. We invite you to visit us at any time - in person or by accessing this Internet presence - and explore life on our campus.
Located in Mainz, a city of both tradition and progress, our University is one of the largest in Germany, and it is the research center of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. We attract students and scholars from all over the world, we hold national conferences, and we regularly host international symposia on a wide spectrum of academic fields.
Named after the famous fifteenth-century printer who revolutionized printing with movable types, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz combines stimulating academic diversity with excellent research structures: About 500 professors and 2,300 members of our academic staff research and teach in our eleven departments and 150 institutes. The Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is proud to host 12 Collaborative Research Centers, 9 Research Units, and 7 Research Training Groups, all funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), as well as numerous research initiatives funded by other sources, both public and private. In addition, our campus is home to the Max Planck Institutes for Polymer Research and Chemistry.
With degree programs available in more than ninety subjects and in numerous combinations, the range of courses we offer is extremely wide and covers all areas, be it the humanities, social studies, law, economics, or medicine. Moreover, the integration of the Academy of Fine Arts and the School of Music is unique in the German landscape of higher education. Currently, some 35,000 students, 14 percent of them from abroad, take advantage of these opportunities.
An active member of the international academic community, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is also proud of its strong ties to the local community: The Rhine-Main area is one of the economically most powerful regions in Germany, and we actively cooperate with its businesses and industries, and participate in its political and cultural life.
Founded in 1477, Mainz University is one of the oldest German universities. In its diversity of students, its global outlook, as well as its outstanding research it is also a university of compelling change.
We greatly appreciate your interest in the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and its community. The following pages will acquaint you with the many faces and facets of our campus. Whether you are contemplating a college career or seeking information on latest research discoveries, we hope you will find the following pages engaging and informative.
It would be an even greater pleasure for us to welcome you personally here in Mainz.