Creative inspiration between Rhine and Ruhr: the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is located in the European region with the highest density of institutions of higher learning. Created in 2003 by the merger of the universities of Duisburg and Essen, the UDE is the youngest university in North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the ten largest universities in Germany.
The world at our door
Anybody visiting the campuses of the University of Duisburg-Essen will be sure to hear, in addition to German and English, many other languages. Students from 130 countries attend the University. Young people come from every corner of the world to the centrally located university at the heart of Europe.
Ideas for the future
The UDE is one of the 40 universities in Germany with the strongest research profile. Research activities are concentrated in five main research areas: Fundamentals and Applications of Nanotechnologies, Biomedical Sciences, Urban Systems, Empirical Research in Education, and Change of Contemporary Societies.