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Expatrio 2024-02-15
Hotel Bavaria in Oldenburg


An eclectic northern city rich in Danish-German culture

A small city in Germany’s northwest Lower Saxony region, Oldenburg has a fascinating history which has seen it jostled between Danish and German rule. The vibrant center is found in Old Town, where a collection of Medieval and Neo-Classical are crossed with a network of canals. The town offers excellent access to Groningen (Netherlands), Bremen, Hamburg and the East Frisian islands. Residents in Oldenburg enjoy a high standard of living and a great choice of cultural events.

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Oldenburg has a population of 170,000, including over 18,000 students. The city is home to 2 private universities and 2 public universities.

Studying and Working in Oldenburg

The city is home to two public universities, the highly-ranked Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, notable for its courses in Medicine and Sustainable Energy, and the Jade University of Applied Sciences, which offers degrees in Engineering, Geodesy and Architecture. There are also two private universities: the IBS & IT Business School Oldenburg and the College of Business and Technology. The city is also home to a well-known police academy. Students enjoy a lively campus-city experience and find this bike-friendly city easy to navigate.

Employment in Oldenburg is found at a range of industries, including maritime, sea salt, agriculture and the service industry. All four of the city’s universities have close links with local and regional businesses and are supportive in helping graduates find work.

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