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University of Bonn
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Established 1818
Type Public
President Jürgen Fohrmann
Admin. staff 6,500
Students 27,800
Location Bonn, Germany Germany
Campus Urban
Affiliations Europaeum
Data as of June 2009

The University of Bonn (German: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn) is a public research university in Bonn, Germany. Started in 1818, the University of Bonn is today one of the leading universities in Germany. The University of Bonn offers a large number of programs in a range of subjects. Its library holds more than two million volumes. The University of Bonn has 525 professors and 27,800 students. Among its famous students and teachers are seven Nobel prize winners, two Fields Medalists, eleven Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize winners, Pope Benedict XVI, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Joseph Schumpeter and Joseph Goebbels.

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