University of Tübingen facts for kids
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
The Main Building (Neue Aula)
|Latin: Universitas Eberhardina Carolina|
Motto in English
|Budget||€ 532.6 million|
|Undergraduates||c. 21,800 (WS2016/17)|
|Postgraduates||c. 4,600 (WS2016/17)|
|c. 2,000 (WS2016/17)|
|Campus||Urban (University town)|
|Affiliations||German Universities Excellence Initiative, Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities, MNU|
The University of Tübingen was founded in 1477. In Germany, Tübingen became known as one of the "five classical university towns".
In 2010, Tübingen joined the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) together with Dartmouth College (USA), Durham University (UK), Queen’s University (Canada), University of Otago (New Zealand), University of Western Australia (Australia) and Uppsala University (Sweden).
In 2012, the university established the Tübingen Center for Korean Studies at Korea University (TUCKU). This is Tübingen’s third branch in Asia after the Center for Japanese Language in Kyôto and the European Center for Chinese Studies (ECCS) at Peking University.
In the late 16th century, Johannes Kepler studied at Tübingen.
In the 18th century, Friedrich Hölderlin, Friedrich Schelling and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel shared student rooms.
Notable professors include Joseph Ratzinger and Hans Kung.
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