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As North Germany's largest research and educational institution and Germany's third-largest University, Universität Hamburg combines diverse study opportunities with excellent research. It provides a broad disciplinary spectrum with numerous interdisciplinary opportunities and pursues cooperation with an extensive network of top regional, national and international institutions. Universität Hamburg is devoted to long-term scholarship and science and promotes sustainability research in all schools.

As part of the Federal Excellence Initiative, Universität Hamburg received authorization in 2007 for a Center of Excellence in climate research: the KlimaCampus Hamburg is an educational center for climate research and earth systems science. Besides "Climate, Earth, Environment," further particularly successful key research areas include: Matter and the Universe, the Structure and Function of Biomolecules, Neurosciences, Multilingualism, Governance, Culture and Technology as well as Heterogeneity and Education.

Universität Hamburg offers approximately 150 degree programs in the following six schools: School of Law; School of Business; Economics and Social Sciences; School of Medicine; School of Education, Psychology and Human Movement; School of Humanities and the School of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences.

Furthermore, several museums and collections belong to Universität Hamburg, such as the Zoological Museum, the Herbarium Hamburgense, the Geological-Paleontological Museum, the Botanical Gardens and the Hamburg Planetarium.

Universität Hamburg was founded in 1919 by local private citizens. Important founding figures include Senator Werner von Melle and businessman Edmund Siemers. Nobel prize winners such as Otto Stern, Wolfgang Pauli and Isidor Rabi were active at the Universität and many other well-known scholars such as Ernst Cassirer, Erwin Panofsky, Aby Warburg, William Stern, Agathe Lasch, Magdalene Schoch, Emil Artin, Ralf Dahrendorf and Carl Frierich von Weizsäcker, to name but a few, taught here.


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