University of Mainz

Johannes University Gutenberg Mainz, Mainz is the capital of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and is the largest city in southwestern Germany, with a population of about 196784 people, famous for being the city where the German scientist Gutenberg printed the first book in history, it is home to the second German channel ZDF and the University of Johannes Gutenberg.

University of Mainz
University of Mainz

History of Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

The university was first opened in 1477 by Adolf's successor to the bishopric, in 1784.

  • Opened to Protestants and Jews (curator Anselm Franz von Betzel), the university soon became one of the largest German Catholic universities in Europe with ten chairs in theology alone.  
  • In the state of confusion that followed the creation of the Republic of Mainz in 1792 and its subsequent restoration by the Prussians, university activity gradually ceased.
  • But in 1798 the university was active again under French rule, offering courses in the Department of Medicine until 1823.
  • The Faculty of Theology did not continue to teach until the nineteenth century, despite being a theological institute (since 1877 it has become "the Faculty of Philosophy and Theology").
  • Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz was founded in 1946 by the French occupying power.  

About the University of Mainz

Published in a decree on March 1, in which the French military government indicated that the University of Mainz would continue to exist and in which it decided that:

  • The ruins of the anti-aircraft barracks erected in 1938 after the rearmament of the Rhineland under the command of the Third Reich served as the first buildings of the University and are still in use today.
  • The continuity of academic activity between the old university and Johannes Gutenberg-Mainz University, despite a break of more than 100 years, is disputed for the period until reopening again.
  • In 1972 the impact of the 1968 student protests began to affect the structure of the university, these departments were dismantled (Fakultäten) and the university was organized into broad fields of study (Fachbereiche).
  • In 1974 Peter Schneider was nominated as the first president of what is now known as the "collective institution" of the Institute of Higher Education.
  • In 1990, Jürgen Zullner became president of the university, but he spent only a year in this position after being appointed Minister of Science and Higher Education in Rhineland-Palatinate as coordinator of SPD's higher education policy.
  • This full-time professor from the Institute of Physiological Chemistry played a key role in the study of SPD's higher education policy and development calculations.

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Faculties of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

  • Sports
  • Press & Media
  • Public Health
  • Human Medicine and Dentistry
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Applied Sciences
  • Art, music and design
  • Law and Policy Sciences
  • Linguistics and Cultural Studies
  • Economics and Business Administration
  • Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Computer Engineering

Specializations of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Johannes Gutenberg Mainz University has been divided into ten faculties since 1 September 2010.

  • Catholic Theological College
  • Protestant Theological College
  • Faculty of Social Sciences, Media and Sports
  • Faculty of Law, Management and Economics
  • Academic Medicine
  • Faculty of Philosophy and Philosophy
  • Faculty of Translation, Linguistics and Cultural Studies
  • Faculty of History and Cultural Studies
  • Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science

Where is the University of Mainz located?

The University of Mainz is one of the few universities in Germany, so many wonder about its location.

  • Almost all of its facilities and facilities are located on the site of a former barracks in the southwest of the city, the University Medical Center is located off-campus.
  • As well as the Department of Applied Linguistics and Cultural Sciences which merged with the University in 1949 and is located in Germerchim.  
  • Ideally located on the banks of the Rhine, Mainz combines a rich taste of the historical past with a dynamic cultural landscape and has all the advantages of a modern metropolitan area, and regularly occupies a place in the list of favorite German cities for students.

University of Mainz Campus

Founded in 1477, the University of Mainz is one of the oldest universities in Germany in its diversity of students, worldview, and outstanding research, it is also a university of forced change.We highly appreciate your interest in Johannes Gutenberg University and its community, the following pages will introduce you to the many faces and facets of the campus of this university Whether you are thinking of getting an academic job or looking for information about the latest research results, we hope you will find the following pages interesting and informative.

  • On campus next to the university there is the Max Planck Institute of Chemistry, the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, the Institute of Molecular Biology, the MAMI Electron Accelerator and the Triga Research Reactor, a botanical garden, a sports field and an indoor swimming pool,
  • The Mainz Academy of Arts (Kunsthochschule Mainz) is located off campus.
  • With nearly 31,000 students from more than 120 countries, Johannes Gutenberg Mainz University is one of the largest and most diverse universities in Germany.
  • Founded as early as 1477, JGU today brings together almost all academic disciplines under one roof, including the University of Mainz Medical Center, the Mainz Academy of Fine Arts, the Mainz School of Music and the School of Translation, Linguistics and Cultural Studies of Germersheim.
  • The campus of the University Medical Center as well as two institutions of the Mainz Leibniz Association are nearby.
  • In addition, many local companies also conduct research, making Mainz a unique hub for dynamic research.

Johannes Gutenberg Mainz University Rankings

It is ranked among the top 300 universities in the world by the 2017 World University Academic Rankings and Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017.

  • According to a 2018 report by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the University of Mainz is one of the best universities in the natural sciences in Germany, during the reporting period from 2014 to 2016.
  • The University of Mainz has received the highest number of competitive scholarships in the natural sciences, and the university has also achieved first place in physics, as part of a competitive selection process.
  • DFG selects and funds the best research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes, so ranking is an indicator of research quality.

What distinguishes Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz from other universities

There is a set of features that distinguish the University of Mainz from other universities.

  • Located in Mainz, a city characterized by tradition and progress, the university is one of the largest universities in Germany and a research center in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate.  
  • It attracts students and scholars from all over the world, organizes national conferences, and coordinates international seminars in a wide range of academic fields.  
  • It is named after the famous fifteenth-century printer that revolutionized vowel printing.
  • Johannes Gutenberg University combines stimulating academic diversity with excellent research structures, about 500 professors.
  • Being the only German university of its size, almost all JGU institutions are located on a single campus near the city centre.
  • It is also home to four partner institutes involved in high-level non-academic research: the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, the Helmholtz Mainz Institute and the Institute of Molecular Biology.

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University of Mainz