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High standards and an attractive environment for research and teaching

The University of Göttingen has a strong research basis, maintaining high standards in research and teaching and a top-level international reputation. In order to safeguard this status and to build on it for the long term, the University, together with its partners on the Göttingen Campus, places particular emphasis on innovation and enhancement of profile, fostering young-generation academics, and expanding research and information infrastructure.

Göttingen's vibrant research and teaching environment attracts excellent scientists and scholars from within Germany and abroad. Significant factors are the interdisciplinary research conducted on innovative research topics and the optimal support provided for up-and-coming young researchers, making it possible for the University to retain excellent young scientists and scholars who have trained here, or to send them out into the world as ambassadors. Göttingen University ensures that its researchers and lecturers have the time and space required for creative work by gearing its administration, advisory support and services specifically to the needs of academics, and providing family-friendly working and living conditions. In addition, the Göttingen Campus makes available the necessary research and information infrastructure to facilitate outstanding performance in science and scholarship over the long-term.

Göttingen University and its partners on the Göttingen Campus pursue the research-based teaching approach. The University seeks to provide its students with wide-ranging methodological knowledge, develop their capacity for analytical thought, and grant them space for creativity. It also supports student mobility, and is pressing ahead with the internationalisation of all curricula.