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Justus Liebig University Giessen

Giessen University is a modern institution which can take pride in some four centuries of past achievement. With around 28000 students, the university is prepared to meet any challenges that the future may bring.

PhD Programmes

About

History

In 1736, the Ludoviciana – as Giessen University was called up until 1945, in honour of its founder, Landgrave Ludwig V of Hessen-Darmstadt – took the blue, silver-framed three-armed Antoniterkreuz (Cross of St Anthony) as its university crest, which it continues to display.

Education

JLU’s strong contributions to research and teaching, its cultural program, and its status as an important wealth-creating institution make the University an influential presence in Giessen and, indeed, in the wider area of Central Hesse.

Research

JLU sees itself as a medium-sized 'differentiated' university with a clear commitment to maintaining its wide spectrum of study fields, developing its profile in individual, excellent - and application-oriented - research fields, and dynamically filling in emerging fields.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
351
2019
351
2018
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
385 -9
2019
376 -10
2018
366
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
501 100
2018
601
2017
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
521 30
2019
551
2018
551
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Library services

The Archaeological Library is located in Philosophikum I in rooms D12, 13, and 16.

It consists of about 15,000 monographs and about 100 journals from all subjects of Classical Archaeology.

The library is a reference library. Books cannot be borrowed.

Student Life

Campus life

As Justus Liebig University Giessen is very centrally located it has excellent connections to the German Autobahn system, rail network, Frankfurt/Main International Airport, and various long-distance inter-city bus routes.

Student clubs

Students’ Union (AStA)

Other programmes from this university

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