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Expatrio 2024-02-15
Tiger and Turtle in Duisburg


Industrial port city with a burgeoning arts scene

The city of Duisburg in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia is the 15th largest city in Germany. Built on the banks of the River Rhine, the city is home to the world’s largest inland port. Duisburg has a rich maritime and industrial heritage. The harbor area has been transformed to hold the cafes, museums, and galleries of what is now a buzzing artistic quarter.

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Duisburg has a population of 500,000 residents, 42,000 of which are enrolled at the city’s one university, the University of Duisburg-Essen. It occupies an area of 232.82 km².

Studying and Working in Duisburg

The University of Duisburg-Essen is the ninth largest university in Germany. It has three main campuses, Duisburg, Essen and the University Hospital. Home to 12 faculties, covering study areas across the academic spectrum, it is most well-known for courses in art, maths, teaching, the humanities and the sciences. The university is also a celebrated institution when it comes to research and is ranked in the World Top 20 Times Higher Education rankings for universities under 50 years old.

Companies operating in the steel and materials industry continue to be major employers in the city, which is also evolving to become a high technology hub and moving away from other traditional industries such as mining. The university has close ties with regional industry and supports graduates into employment through its career counseling service.

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