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University of Tübingen
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Uni Tübingen Neue Aula Sommer.jpg
The Main Building (Neue Aula)
Latin: Universitas Eberhardina Carolina
Motto in English
I dare!
Type Public
Established 1477 (1477)
Budget € 532.6 million
Rector Bernd Engler
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 28,515 (WS2016/17)
Undergraduates c. 21,800 (WS2016/17)
Postgraduates c. 4,600 (WS2016/17)
c. 2,000 (WS2016/17)
Location , ,
Campus Urban (University town)
Affiliations German Universities Excellence Initiative, Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities, MNU

Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen (German: Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen) is a public university in the city of Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.


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.

Notable alumni

Alumni include former German President Horst Köhler and Nobel laureates Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Hartmut Michel and Günter Blobel.

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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