Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg (JMU) is an internationally acclaimed university with a tradition of more than 600 years. It is currently home of more than 400 professors and 28 000 students. Our university is deeply rooted in the region, but at the same time our research and teaching activities have led to achievements of global significance. 14 Nobel Laureates have researched and taught in Würzburg. The university offers more than 100 subjects in ten different faculties, comprising the humanities, law and economics, social and natural sciences, life sciences, medicine and engineering. We closely coordinate our teaching and research activities and regard the promotion of junior academics as an essential responsibility. The establishment of several Graduate Schools in 2004 constituted a milestone in this endeavour. Moreover, as early as in the 1990s, Julius Maximilian University began founding cross-faculty research centres, opening up new research fields and possibilities for innovative degree programmes. These interdisciplinary centres have become an internationally prominent trademark of the University of Würzburg and show our commitment to strengthening interdisciplinary research. Furthermore, we strive to make a contribution to fostering academic freedom and intercultural scientific exchange by means of partnerships with universities from all over the world.