Tübingen University

The Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen is one of Europe’s oldest universities. Several hundred years of history in the sciences and humanities have been written here.


The University's history began in 1477, when Count Eberhard “the Bearded” of Württemberg founded the University. In Tübingen’s historical center there is hardly a building or a square that is not linked to a renowned scholar. Tübingen notables include Hegel, Hölderlin and Schelling, Mörike and Uhland, Johannes Kepler and Wilhelm Schickard.


Tübingen today remains a place of research and teaching. In addition to the nearly 84,000 inhabitants, there are some 28,500 German and international students. Some 450 professors and more than 4000 other academic staff teach at the University’s seven faculties.


The neuroscience community in Tübingen is quite expansive with scientists spanning all facets of this diverse field from the microscopic innerworkings of cells to human perception. The University has partnerships with more than 150 educational institutions in 63 countries, particularly in North America, Asia and Latin America, as well as with all the countries in Europe. Some 12.8 percent of students in Tübingen come from abroad.


“International since 1477” – the perfect way to summarize the University of Tübingen.


   The Neue Aula at Tübingen University