Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Introduction

JMU: A history of success

The history of Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg reaches back as far as 1402. At that time, it was the sixth institution of higher education to be founded in the German-speaking regions of Europe, after the universities in Prague, Vienna, Heidelberg, Cologne, and Erfurt.

Renowned scientists

Many eminent scholars and scientists, 14 Nobel Laureates among them, have conducted research and taught in Würzburg. Notable scientists include Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who discovered X-rays in Würzburg in 1895, and Klaus von Klitzing, who discovered the Quantum-Hall Effect. Today, Würzburg’s university comprises ten faculties with approximately 425 professors and 29,000 students.

An extensive choice of subjects

In addition to the four classic subjects – medicine, theology, philosophy, and law – the university also offers many new degree programs. The most recent additions include Nanostructure Technology, Functional Materials, Games Engineering, Modern China, Digital Humanities, Media Communications, Human Factors in Computing Systems, and Museology, just to name a few.

Main Research

JMU remains strongly committed to eight pillars:

  • Life Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Molecular Chemistry and Materials
  • Quantum Phenomena in New Materials
  • Digital Society
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Norms and Behavior
  • Global Changes

A policy of expansion

As the number of degree programs offered has grown, so too has the university. To accommodate the growth of the student population, the Hubland Campus was built on a hill at the eastern edge of the city. Newly-designed degree programs and a steady influx of students continue to drive the institution’s growth. In 2011, the university expanded to include the newly established Campus Nord, a 39-hectare area in the immediate vicinity of Hubland Campus.

JMU is one of the leading institutions of higher education in Germany, according to the rankings of domestic and international research organizations and international expert committees. On an international level, the University of Würzburg ranks in the top bracket of academic institutions in many scientific disciplines including biology, medicine, physics, and psychology.

Research centres as a trademark

In the 1990s, the university began founding cross-faculty research centres, which opened up new research areas and possibilities for innovative degree programs. These interdisciplinary centres, such as the Research Center for Infectious Diseases, have become an internationally prominent trademark of the University of Würzburg.

The creation of research centres has pushed the university into the top tier of German academic institutions and has had numerous positive effects. For example, it has rapidly boosted the amount of public funding, private donations, and research funds from industrial companies. The number of academically prestigious publications has also grown significantly since the mid-1990s, even though the number of positions for professors and assistants at the university remained almost constant during that period.

Science and success

The University of Würzburg’s numerous Collaborative Research Centers, Research Training Groups, and Research Units, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) have greatly contributed to the university’s high standing in the scientific community. In 2002, the University of Würzburg launched one of three DFG-funded Centers of Excellence across Germany – the Rudolf Virchow Center/DFG Research Center for Experimental Biomedicine. The research teams investigate key proteins, which are especially important for sustained health and in understanding the origin of diseases.

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Programs

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Summer courses

Summer School "Digital Opportunities in Europe"

Campus Full time 10  July 2019 Germany Würzburg

This module is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in business information systems and international management. It provides a unique combination of business and information technology and focuses on opportunities emerging from an increasingly digitalized and globalized economy in Europe. [+]

This module is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in business information systems and international management. It provides a unique combination of business and information technology and focuses on opportunities emerging from an increasingly digitalized and globalized economy in Europe.

The lectures will cover different aspects of digitalization, business information systems, and information management. Due to their interactive design, lectures provide theoretical and practical insights into tomorrow’s important topics, including digital business models, business analytics, information management, and blockchain-based Technologies.

Cultural activities such as wine tasting and a guided visit tour of the Würzburg Residenz complement the learning experience in order to provide students with a deep insight into business, culture and everyday life in our Region.... [-]


Summer School "Globalization as a Managerial and Economic Challenge in Europe"

Campus Full time 10  July 2019 Germany Würzburg

This module is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in international economics and international management. It provides a unique combination of business and economics in lectures focusing on opportunities, threats, and challenges facing future managers and politicians throughout the world. [+]

This module is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in international economics and international management. It provides a unique combination of business and economics in lectures focusing on opportunities, threats, and challenges facing future managers and politicians throughout the world.

The economic lectures will cover Europeans macro, climate, trade and competition policies as well as the eastern enlargement of the Union. The business lectures will deal with international financial reporting and taxation, global supply chains and human resource management in the wake of the demographic transition.

Lectures are prepared and presented by professors of the Faculty of Business Management and Economics of the University of Würzburg and partner universities which are all experts in their fields. The lectures are combined with excursions to internationally oriented companies and public institutions which allow for discussions from a more practical perspective.... [-]