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Sophisticated and arty, city residents enjoy a high standard of living

This cosmopolitan city in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Northwest Germany has a reputation for its respectable and reserved culture. It is a major international center when it comes to finance and business, but beyond the skyscrapers and modern art galleries are the buzzing bars of the late-medieval Old Town and the Avant-Garde MedienHafen harbor.

The city’s progressive approach to art and architecture makes it a popular place to live among young creatives. It is also home to vibrant Japanese and Turkish communities.


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Although the area has been inhabited for at least two millennia, the city was first documented in 1135. Today it has a population of 625,000, with approximately 45,000 people studying at one of the 22 universities and higher education institutions in the city.


Studying and Working in Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf is home to a number of universities, including the public Dusseldorf University of Applied Sciences and Heinrich Heine University. There are also several smaller institutions including the globally renowned Fine Arts Academy, the Clara Schuman Music School and the prestigious WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Not surprisingly, there are plenty of student-friendly bars, shops, facilities and organizations.

Dusseldorf is a key European business hub where graduates enjoy a buoyant jobs market with plenty of employers in financial services, marketing and telecommunications, as well as the creative areas of fashion, art and architecture.Untitled (3)_0

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