University of Duisburg-Essen

Logo UDECreated in 2003 by the merger of the universities of Duisburg and Essen, the University of Duisburg-Essen is the youngest university in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the ten largest universities in Germany. In many disciplines the University of Duisburg-Essen ranks among the top ten of German research universities. Over the past three years, research income has risen 150 percent.

The University of Duisburg-Essen has developed five interdisciplinary research clusters in which its scientists accomplish outstanding work. In the interdisciplinary field of nanoscience, for example, the University of Duisburg-Essen has established itself as a global player with its Center for Nanointegration, CENIDE.

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University of Duisburg-Essen in numbers
· 42,835 students (19% international)
· 4,146 academic staff
· 2,238 master’s degrees per year
· 467 doctoral degrees per year
· 471 foreign doctoral students and international guest researchers
· €558.3m budget incl. €113.4m third-party funding for research projects

Research facilities and partners
· CENIDE - Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen
· ELH - Erwin L. Hahn Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging
· KHK - Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research
· ZeB - Center for Empirical Educational Research
· ZLV - Centre for Logistics and Traffic
· ZMB - Centre for Medical Biotechnology
· ZWU - Centre for Water and Environmental Research

Research profile
· Nanosciences
· Biomedical sciences
· Empirical research in education
· Urban systems
· Transformation of contemporary societies