The University of Würzburg was found in 1402 in Germany. It is a member of Coimbra group. Its official name is Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. It was named after the Prince-Bishop of Würzburg, Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn.
Many eminent scholars and scientists, 14 Nobel Laureates among them, have researched and taught in Würzburg. Rudolf Virchow, Carl Siebold, and Franz Brentano are in that number, as well as Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who discovered the X-rays in Würzburg in 1895, or Klaus von Klitzing, discoverer of the Quantum-Hall Effect.
Today, Würzburg's University is counted among the medium-sized institutions of higher education in Germany. It comprises ten faculties with about 400 professors and 28,000 students.
As early as in the 1990s, the University began founding cross-faculty research centres, opening up new research areas and possibilities for innovative degree programmes. These interdisciplinary centres – the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases is one of them – have become an internationally prominent trademark of the University of Würzburg.
The Career Service - or Career Center how it is called in most other countries - is responsible for additional courses and events that facilitate students step into their future job life.The Career Service Office is the main platform where one can find information about study and career funding opportunities that are provided by the Würzburg University. In order to create a bridge between study and job, students are able to get acquainted with precise job images and requirements. The Career Service Office offers on this regular orientative and qualificatory seminars and activities
Students are provided with a list of tutors. Pick-up at the station and assistance in getting to accommodation is arranged. At the welcome meeting, information for 'First Steps' is offered, and day-to-day problems are addressed.The International Office at the University of Würzburg will arrange all aspects of enrolment. The local co-ordinator will assist the students with whatever questions and problems may arise.
The Student Housing Service is responsible for ten dormitories in various locations in Würzburg.
Würzburg University Library offers training courses on information literacy, for example introductory courses to the library and its services, for students, staff and the university-wide community as well as for all library users. The courses take place either in the main library or in the faculties and institutes.
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