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Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body
University, public
Year of foundation
1972
Total number of Students
19,985
Students at this campus
19,985
Semester contribution
318.76 €
Tuition fees
no data

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
0%
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
8.8%
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
23.2%
Humanities, Languages
33.4%
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
27.1%
Other studies
7.5%

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
42.7%
Master's degree
18.8%
Teacher qualification degree
38.3%
Pre-Bologna degrees
0%
Other types of degrees
0.2%

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling

Special features regarding the library

Locations: Main campus library; Stock: More than 1.9 million media; high proportion of electronic media (books, journals, databases), including approx. 74,000 licensed electronic journals; Approx. 95% of the printed inventory is freely accessible; Services: Central working and learning location of the university, opening hours Mon-Fri until 00:00, Sat-Sun until 21:00; Open 107 hours/week; Individual workstations, individual and group workspaces; WiFi, printing, scanning and copying stations; Automated pay stations; Self-service borrowing equipment; Automated returns station; Catalogue: Discovery system with catalogue enrichment (indexed tables of contents); Open-access support: Publication service, URN, DOI, ORCID-Center, DEAL; Digitalisation infrastructure; Support for instruction and learners, including electronic seminar equipment; Excellent guidance and training offers
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Foreign language center and courses

There is a foreign language centre. Languages offered: English, French, German as a foreign language, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Turkish, Arabic, Ancient Greek, Koranic Arabic, Hebrew, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Modern Greek, German Sign Language.
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Special features regarding university sports

The university offers its own sports programme. Students attending the institution can participate in the sports programme of all higher education institutions in NRW. Some courses are free of charge, some subject to fees. People from outside the university can participate in the sports programme. Extensive weekend programme; Variety; Trend sports; Particular focus on health-enhancing measures for students and employees (mobile massage, preventive sports programme, health training for employees aged 35+, break-time exercises, beneFIT, recharge); health training centre with 600 places, golf academy with driving range and 18-hole golf course on campus, indoor climbing wall, health pass for students. Sports: More than 80 different sports are offered, from A-Z.
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Last update 2023: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education