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Universität Frankfurt am Main

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Goethe University was founded in 1914 as a unique “citizens’ university,” financed by wealthy citizens in Frankfurt, Germany. Named after one of the city’s most famous natives, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, today the university has over 38,000 students. Goethe University Frankfurt, positioned among the top international research universities, offers a wide variety of academic programmes, a diverse group of research institutes, and a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex problems. The university is named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Frankfurt-born polymath renowned for his exceptional contributions to literature, science, and philosophy. Founded in 1914 with private funding and inspired by the legacy of the European Enlightenment, Goethe University stands out as a pioneering “citizens’ university”—and the history of the university is one of openness and public participation. Today, Goethe University is one of the only universities in Germany that enjoys significant public funding alongside administrative autonomy and the ability to create a private endowment. As a university with an endowment, a funding model rare in Germany’s system of higher education, GU enjoys considerable freedom from state control when it comes to the details of how a modern university should be run, including the appointing of professors.

=243
2016
=264
2017
=254
2018
  • 40.9
    Overall Score
  • 58.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 58.4
    Employer Reputation
  • 38.3
    International Students
40
2014
29
2015
28
2016
=27
2017
  • 73.9
    Overall Score
  • 73.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 82.4
    Citations per Paper
  • 77.8
    Employer Reputation
  • 69.1
    H-index Citations
251-300
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 27.9-32.2
    Overall Score
  • 41.7
    Employer Reputation
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
3,430
International
288

Number of students

45,427
Postgraduate 27%
Undergraduate 73%

Number of international students

6,562
Postgraduate 31%
Undergraduate 69%
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.