The University of Hamburg is a university in Hamburg, Germany. It was founded on 28 March 1919 by Wilhelm Stern and others. It grew out of the previous Allgemeines Vorlesungswesen and the Kolonialinstitut (Colonial Institute) as well as the Akademisches Gymnasium. There are around 38,000 students as of the start of 2006. In spite of its relatively short history, 6 Nobel Prize Winners and serials of scholars are affiliated to the University.
The annual recruitment of about 7,000 freshmen contributes to the current total of 38,000 students, of which every year 3,500 graduate and 900 receive doctoral degrees. Students can choose from a 120 different majors which are offered by six faculties.
- The main campus is in the Rotherbaum quarter in the center of Hamburg. Other additional institutes of the University of Hamburg are located in other regions:
- University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Eppendorf)
- Botanical Garden and the Institute for General Botany (Flottbek)
- Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science near the harbor and Elbe (Altona)
- Hamburg Observatory (Bergedorf)
- Physics Institutes where the World-renowned German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) is located (Bahr Informatikum) since 1991
As of 2006, the University of Hamburg supports 6 Collaborative Research Centres (German: Sonderforschungsbereiche (SFB)), 6 Research Groups, 7 Research Training Groups (all funded by the DFG), 2 Max Planck Inter-national Research Schools, 13 Young Scientist Groups (Emmy-Noether-Programme, BMBF, etc.) as well as numerous large research projects funded by the BMBF, DFG, EU, Volkswagen Foundation and other grant-awarding institutions.
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Education, Psychology, and Human Movement
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Natural Sciences
- ZBH Center for Bioinformatics
With almost 850 professors engaged in teaching and research, the University of Hamburg is the largest in Hamburg. There are 1,800 academic staff members and 6,650 administrative staff members spread throughout 270 buildings in Hamburg