Göttingen

Home to one of the oldest universities in Europe

Göttingen

Göttingen

Home to one of the oldest universities in Europe

The Lower Saxony city of Göttingen has a glorious academic and cultural history, and remains one of Germany's premier academic centers. Famous in the 18th century as a center of the Romantic movement, a hub of scientific research in the 19th century, and now a cultural magnet, the city continues to produce world-class research.

More about Göttingen

120,000
Population
7
Universities
31,000
Students
30
Museums
3
Theaters
14
Music Venues

Located near the center of Germany in Lower Saxony, Göttingen is a city of 120,000 people, and over 30,000 students, who dominate the city's cultural and economic life. The "Innenstadt" is full of museums and music venues, dotted around the historic streets, ensuring an ever-changing schedule of concerts, exhibitions, and festivals.

Studying and Working in Göttingen

Göttingen has been one of Germany's most important academic centers since the 17th century. In the 1700s, it was known for its philosophers and poets, while the 19th century saw it earn the nickname "the city that spawns scientific achievement." Nowadays, Göttingen hosts numerous universities. There's the enormous Georg-August University, various Max Planck Institutes, the German Aerospace Center, and the Private University of Applied Sciences, and students can choose highly specialized aviation engineering courses, or general science, humanities, and management degrees. It all blends neatly with the region's major employers, including the companies in the Dresden-Saxony aerospace cluster, or major industrial companies such as Dow and Porsche.

There are plenty of English-language options for international students, with over a third of Masters courses at Georg-August being taught in English. Whatever they choose to study, the "Göttingen Spirit" ensures that visitors from abroad will find a warm welcome.

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