Academic Environment

Frankfurt University is a lively, urban, and cosmopolitan university that provides an excellent atmosphere in which to do research, study, think and be creative. The university was founded in 1914 through private funding. Thus, the university owes its caracteristic establishment to the link between dynamic research, the legacy of the Enlightenment, and the conscious commitment of the citizens of Frankfurt to the fundamentals of international trade and industry. 2004, the university celebrated its 90th anniversary. With 35,000 enrolled students, 600 Professors, as well as 3,500 academic and non-academic staff on four main campuses, Frankfurt University ranks among the major universities in Germany.

As one of the major institutions of higher education in Germany, the university is committed to providing a wide spectrum of disciplines in research and teaching, to generating outstanding achievements, and to breaking new ground through the targeted utilization of the advantages and synergies of interdisciplinary work in research and teaching. In competition with the best national and international universities, Frankfurt University aims to fulfill its training and educational mandates through performance and open-mindedness. The university supports the practical application of knowledge based upon solid fundamental research.

The "I.G. Farben Building", a building with an interesting and eventful history, is placed at the heart of Campus Westend. Together with a variety of new buildings, the beautiful Campus Westend offers extraordinary conditions for studying and research. During this past year, the law school and the department of economics have been moved here. With its new architecture and greening, Goethe University's new Campus Westend belongs to the most beautiful and modern ones in Europe.