University of Giessen: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#359 of 14,131 In the World
#141 of 2,785 In Europe
#29 of 369 In Germany
#3 of 22 In Hesse
#1 of 3 In Giessen
#80 of 1,128 For Virology
Top50% For 118 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
9%
Enrollment
27,727
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
uni-giessen.de
Languages
German

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate9%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to July (October - February; April-July)
Enrollment27,727
Full time employee2,040
Student:staff ratio14:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
38,599
Citations
1,370,805

University of Giessen majors

by publication & citation count

Biology
12,679 / 589,960
Medicine
12,313 / 455,362
Physics
5,525 / 214,365
Chemistry
5,501 / 219,270
Engineering
2,924 / 84,791
Environmental Science
2,481 / 110,843
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,400 / 72,112
Computer Science
2,190 / 86,865
Biochemistry
1,986 / 105,419
Psychology
1,858 / 95,035
Materials Science
1,805 / 57,224
Molecular Biology
1,794 / 74,010
Immunology
1,552 / 85,253
Genetics
1,429 / 88,172
Atomic and Molecular physics
1,277 / 31,780
Pathology
1,253 / 46,782
Surgery
1,168 / 52,356
Microbiology
1,163 / 54,892
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
1,147 / 10,943
Nuclear Physics
1,119 / 81,056
Quantum and Particle physics
1,008 / 72,651
Virology
978 / 60,892
Cardiology
959 / 35,357
Demography
908 / 34,575
Oncology and Cancer research
842 / 33,843
Anatomy and Physiology
835 / 24,461
Business
820 / 29,540
Ecology
771 / 37,421
Botany
722 / 35,141
Economics
718 / 15,350
Agricultural Science
671 / 29,587
Anesthesiology
644 / 30,920
Mathematics
553 / 19,907
Cognitive Science
519 / 18,655
Biophysics
510 / 21,507
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
501 / 10,030
Political Science
492 / 6,078
Health Science
489 / 23,437
Pharmacology
477 / 21,255
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
459 / 13,055

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 577 5996
1992 540 6826
1993 540 6871
1994 637 7358
1995 592 7945
1996 738 7992
1997 745 9883
1998 758 11230
1999 841 13350
2000 790 15577
2001 863 18037
2002 851 20000
2003 1021 23442
2004 934 26500
2005 990 32051
2006 1102 36329
2007 1084 42002
2008 1193 45979
2009 1404 52870
2010 1630 58555
2011 1648 68405
2012 1752 83721
2013 1760 88423
2014 1870 93980
2015 1976 98713
2016 1943 99944
2017 2116 102311
2018 2117 100389
2019 2360 111896
2020 2616 134685
2021 2720 158279

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $500$500
International students $500$500

The University of Giessen has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +++
Engineering | IT
Maths | Natural Sciences +++
Bachelor's Degree Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Agriculture, Art Education, Art History, Biology, Business Administration, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Child Care and Development, Classical Languages, Cultural Studies, Czech, Data Processing, Ecology, Economics, Educational Sciences, English, Environmental Management, Food Science, Food Technology, French, Geography (Human), German, Greek (Classical), Health Sciences, History, Industrial Chemistry, Latin, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Music Education, Natural Resources, Philosophy, Physics, Polish, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Russian, Scandinavian Languages, Social Sciences, Spanish, Sports, Teacher Training, Technology, Theatre, Turkish, Vocational Education
Magister International Law
Master Adult Education, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, American Studies, Animal Husbandry, Archaeology, Art Education, Art History, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Continuing Education, Cultural Studies, Dance, Development Studies, Eastern European Studies, Ecology, Economics, Educational Sciences, English, English Studies, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Geography (Human), German, Government, Greek (Classical), History, Home Economics, Horticulture, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Music, Musicology, Natural Resources, Nutrition, Oenology, Pedagogy, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Primary Education, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Religion, Slavic Languages, Social Studies, Spanish, Sports Management, Theatre, Vocational Education
PhD Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Dentistry, Economics, Food Science, Home Economics, Law, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Nutrition, Social Sciences, Veterinary Science
Habilitation Agriculture, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Management, Medicine

University of Giessen alumni

  1. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

    Frank-Walter Steinmeier
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in the University of Giessen
    Studied in 1980-1982
    1976-1982 studied jurisprudence
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Frank-Walter Steinmeier is a German politician serving as President of Germany since 19 March 2017. He was previously Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2009 and again from 2013 to 2017, as well as Vice Chancellor of Germany from 2007 to 2009. Steinmeier was chairman-in-office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2016.

  2. Alexander Gauland

    Alexander Gauland
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    politicianjuristnon-fiction writeropinion journalist
    Biography

    Eberhardt Alexander Gauland is a German politician, journalist and lawyer who has served as leader of the right-wing political party Alternative for Germany (AfD) in the Bundestag since September 2017 and co-leader of the party from December 2017 to November 2019. He has been a Member of the Bundestag (MdB) since September 2017. Gauland was the party's co-founder and was its federal spokesman from 2017 to 2019 and the party leader for the state of Brandenburg from 2013 to 2017.

  3. Wangari Muta Maathai

    Wangari Muta Maathai
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1940-2011 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    biologistteacherveterinarianpoliticianenvironmentalist
    Biography

    Wangarĩ Muta Maathai was a Kenyan social, environmental and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. As a beneficiary of the Kennedy Airlift she studied in the United States, earning a bachelor's degree from Mount St. Scholastica and a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She went on to become the first woman in East and Central Africa to become a Doctor of Philosophy, receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Nairobi in Kenya.

  4. Harald Lesch

    Harald Lesch
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    philosopherjournalistastronomertelevision presenterastrophysicist
    Biography

    Harald Lesch is a German physicist, astronomer, natural philosopher, author, television presenter, professor of physics at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) and professor of natural philosophy at the Munich University of Philosophy.

General info

Alternative names JLU
Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
Founded 1607
Accreditation Federal Government State of Hesse; AQAS
Colors blue, white
Affiliations and memberships Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK)
International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
SGroup European Universities' Network (SGroup)
European University Association (EUA)
uni-assist
Agentur für Qualitätssicherung durch Akkreditierung von Studiengängen (AQAS)
Verein zur Förderung eines Deutschen Forschungsnetzes e.V. (DFN-Verein)
World University Service (WUS)
Zentrum für Wissenschaftsmanagement e. V. (ZWM)
European Association for International Education (EAIE)
EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE)

Location and Contacts

Address Ludwigstrasse 23
Giessen, Hesse, 35390
Germany
City population 89,000
Phone +49 (641) 16400
Fax +49 (641) 99 12259

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