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University of Stuttgart

The University is situated in the middle of a highly dynamic economic region with a worldwide reputation for excellency in the fields of mobile and information technology, production, process engineering as well as in life sciences. The University was founded in 1829, at the beginning of the industrial age in Europe. The cooperation between technical, physical and human sciences has always been an advantage of the University. Today the university is a modern, achievement-orientated institution with a comprehensive range of subjects and a focus on technical and physical disciplines. The maxim is not only "job-qualification", but "technology, knowledge and education for mankind", as the motto of the University says.

The 130 mio. Euro of annual third-party funding show that the university is a popular partner for European and German, federal and private organisations and the economy. 4.000 employees work in about 150 institutes, 10 faculties and in central institutions; this makes the University of Stuttgart one of the greatest employers of the region. At the moment, about 20.000 students are registered, 1.700 students graduate every year and start their careers.

As campus university with two well connected locations, close to attractive recreation possibilities in the environment and closely integrated in the cultural live of the city, the university provides the best conditions for studying and working as well as a diversity of job chances for graduates. Together with modern information technologies, comfortable hostels and housing for guest lecturers, the neighbouring institutions of the Max Planck-, the Fraunhofer Institute and the German Aerospace Center constitute a fertile ground for innovations and scientific communication. And those who want to found a company with their new know-how can find support and office space in the local center for technology.

Campus Vaihingen of the Universität Stuttgart: Two thirds of all institutes and research institutions including the Department of Physics are situated on the campus in Vaihingen.

The core competence of the University of Stuttgart is the interdisciplinary integration of research activities. This can be seen by its top position in special research areas, its focussed projects and graduate conferences, as well as by its established integrated and international courses of study. Research is centered around the fields of enviroment and enviromental engineering, power engineering, traffic and automotive engineering (cars as well as aerospace), combustion research, industrial engineering, micro systems and nano technology, process engineering, information and communication technology, cultural theory as well as questions regarding the value of man-technology interaction, social research and management, architecture, creative civil engineering and town planning.

Graduates of the University of Stuttgart are prepared for the international competition by stays abroad and an increasing number of master and bachelor courses of study in English language. The share of international students (25 %) is far above average.Right from their start in Germany foreign students are taken care of with a special welcome program. An alumni program is designed to help stay in touch with the university after graduation.

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