Established in 1386, Heidelberg University – also known as Ruperto Carola – is Germany’s oldest university and one of Europe’s most research-intensive institutions. Its successes in the Excellence Initiative and its internationally recognised rankings substantiate the leading role and excellent reputation of Heidelberg University in the academic, scientific and research landscape.
Heidelberg University is a comprehensive university. Ruperto Carola emphasises research-based teaching and structured doctoral training programmes in its graduate schools. Its broad subject spectrum includes the humanities, social sciences, law, natural and life sciences, and medicine. Over 30,000 students are enrolled in the twelve faculties of Ruperto Carola. With more than 150 degree programmes, Heidelberg offers a preeminent array of subject combinations. The university actively participates in a worldwide network of teaching and research collaborations. International graduate academies, 23 institutional partnerships at the overall university level, and exchange arrangements with over 450 universities throughout the world underscore the strength of Ruperto Carola’s international ties.