The University of Tübingen Eberhard Karls is a respected academic authority in humanities, natural sciences and theology. The institute is situated in one of the traditional German university towns of Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, which famous for its boat trips and the marvelous architecture of its old town Hölderlin.
The first Count Eberhard of Württemberg supported the university’s foundation in 1477. A century later, its protestant theology department was a key place for the development of the astrologer Johannes Kepler. From then on, the university saw a rapid expansion, which included the establishment of the first Natural Sciences department and the first university hospital in a German higher education institution.