University of Duisburg-Essen


Logo UDECreated in 2003 by the merger of the universities of Duisburg and Essen, the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is the youngest university in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the ten largest universities in Germany. In many disciplines, UDE ranks among the top ten of German research universities. Over the past three years, research income has risen 150 percent.

UDE has developed five interdisciplinary research clusters in which its scientists accomplish outstanding work. In the interdisciplinary field of nanoscience, for example, UDE has established itself as a global player with its Center for Nanointegration, CENIDE.

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UDE in numbers
· 40,954 students (23% international)
· 5,464 academic staff
· 1,077 master’s degrees per year
· 423 doctoral degrees per year
· 495 foreign doctoral students and international guest researchers
· €447m budget + €110m third-party funding for research projects

Research facilities and partners
· CENIDE - Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen
· ELH - Erwin L. Hahn Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging
· KHK - Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research
· ZeB - Center for Empirical Educational Research
· ZLV - Centre for Logistics and Traffic
· ZMB - Centre for Medical Biotechnology
· ZWU - Centre for Water and Environmental Research

Research profile
· Nanosciences
· Biomedical sciences
· Empirical research in education
· Urban systems
· Transformation of contemporary societies