Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

WORLD RANK

2011-12
69

Göttingen , Germany

Region: Europe

  • Overall score
    60.3
  • Teaching
    51.4
  • International outlook
    48.0
  • Industry income
    32.7
  • Research
    50.9
  • Citations
    84.1

Gottingen and world leaders seem to go together. Otto von Bismarck studied law here and Napoleon declared: "Gottingen belongs to the whole of Europe." Founded by England's King George II in his capacity as Elector of Hanover, it first accepted students in 1737. Since the Brothers Grimm taught here, 45 Nobel laureates have walked its grounds. Currently there are around 24,000 students at the university, which is informally known as "Georgia Augusta".