Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

WORLD RANK

2012-13
70

Göttingen , Germany

Region: Europe

  • Overall score
    63.2
  • Teaching
    50.0
  • International outlook
    51.0
  • Industry income
    34.4
  • Research
    52.5
  • Citations
    92.5

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".