University of Oldenburg

Open to New Approaches

The University of Oldenburg was founded in 1973, making it one of Germany's younger universities. It was named after Nobel Peace Prize winner Carl von Ossietzky (1889-1938), one of the most prominent journalists of the Weimar Republic.

With around 200 professorships and more than 13,500 students, the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg is a dynamic university with a distinctive profile. With almost 90 degree courses it provides a broad spectrum of study options in the social sciences, economics, education sciences, cultural and linguistic studies, computer science and mathematics, the natural sciences and medicine. Besides its attractive courses its students appreciate above all the excellent supervision they receive and the compact size of the University, which with its two locations has a campus atmosphere.

As a young institution the University of Oldenburg sees its pioneering research activities and promotion of interdisciplinarity and internationality as its main strengths. The University's courses place a strong emphasis on research-oriented teaching and learning formats. By naming itself after Carl von Ossietzky, the University underscored its belief that science bears a responsibility towards society and must be open to public discourse.

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