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This is a list of the universities in Germany, of which there are about seventy. The list also includes the 13 German "universities of technology" which have official and full university status, but which usually focus on education in the natural sciences rather than covering the whole spectrum of academic disciplines.

However, the list does not cover the German Fachhochschulen (universities of applied sciences) and institutions that cover only certain disciplines such as business studies, fine arts, or engineering sciences. Those do not have all of the responsibilities and limitations of old universities and they can not award Doctorate Degrees on their own.

Universities by years of existence

This is a list of the ten oldest universities that have been in continuous operation since their founding in present-day Germany.

Some other formerly German universities, for instance the Charles University in Prague (now in the Czech Republic) are no longer on German soil. Also, some universities were established in the 14th or 15th centuries, but shut down for longer periods and later re-opened (e.g. the universities of Cologne, Erfurt or Würzburg). These are not included in this school and colleges and peschool.

University Year of establishment Students Location
University of Heidelberg 1386 26,500 Heidelberg
University of Leipzig 1409 29,500 Leipzig
University of Rostock 1419 14,000 Rostock
University of Greifswald 1456 12,000 Greifswald
University of Freiburg 1457 20,500 Freiburg
University of Munich 1472 44,000 Munich
University of Mainz 1477 33,500 Mainz
University of Tübingen 1477 23,500 Tübingen
University of Halle-Wittenberg 1502 18,500 Halle
University of Marburg 1527 24,000 Marburg

Universities alphabetically

A-D

[[File:080110 uni berlin.jpg|thumb|Humboldt University of Berlin is the oldest university in Germany's capital city, Berlin.]]

E-H

[[File:Universität Freiburg Kollegiengebäude I (Altbau).jpg|thumb|The University of Freiburg]] [[File:Göttingen Aula Konzert Händelfestspiele 2005.jpg|thumb|Festive hall of the University of Göttingen.]]

I-N

[[File:22651715 b765764f49 b.jpg|thumb|Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich is among the best-ranked institutions of higher education in Germany.]]

O-Z

[[File:Uni Tübingen Neue Aula Sommer.jpg|thumb|University of Tübingen]]

Universities by geographic region

North

West

East

South

Universities of Technology by location

[[File:Slub-dresden-reading-room-2.JPG|thumb|Dresden's University Library reading room]]

International rankings

According to the THE–QS World University Rankings:

Institution 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München)951058267785558
University of Heidelberg (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)47455860575751
Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin)NR1721491461379470
University of Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)99559865939866
University of Freiburg (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)NRNRNR14414712297
Humboldt University of Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)125112105126139146123

NR = no ranking or ranking outside top 200.

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