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Creative inspiration between Rhine and Ruhr: the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is located in the European region with the highest density of institutions of higher learning. Created in 2003 by the merger of the universities of Duisburg and Essen, the UDE is the youngest university in North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the ten largest universities in Germany. In many disciplines the UDE ranks amongst the top ten of German research universities. Over the past three years, research income has risen by 150 percent.

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UDE in Numbers
• 38,986 students (17% international)
• 442 professors and 4,066 staff (academic and non-academic)
• 706 Master’s degrees per year
• 434 Doctoral degrees per year
• €469M budget + €107M third-party funding for research projects

Central Research Facilities (selection)

• CENIDE - Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen
• ELH - Erwin L. Hahn Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging
• IEM - Institute for Experimental Mathematics
• KHK - Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Center for Global Cooperation Research
• ZeB - Center for Empirical Research in Education
• ZLV - Center for Logistics and Transport
• ZMB - Center for Medical Biotechnology
• ZWU - Center for Water and Environmental Research

Research Profile

• Nanoscience
• Urban Systems
• Biomedical Science
• Empirical Research in Education
• Change of Contemporary Societies