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University of Tübingen
Latin: Universitas Eberhardina Carolina
Motto Attempto! (Latin)
Motto in English I dare!
Established 1477
Type Public
President Bernd Engler
Students 27,132
Location Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Website www.uni-tuebingen.de/en

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

History

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

Uni Tübingen Neue Aula Sommer
The Main Building (Neue Aula)

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.

Faculty

Notable professors include Joseph Ratzinger and Hans Kung.

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