Universität Duisburg-Essen

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world rank  560

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University Overview

Founded in 2003, Universität Duisburg-Essen (University of Duisburg-Essen) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Essen (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), North Rhine-Westphalia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Duisburg. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia), Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Duisburg-Essen
Acronym UDE
Founded 2003 Origins date back to 1654
Motto Offen im Denken
Open minded
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Universitätsstrasse 2
Essen (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
45141 North Rhine-Westphalia
T +49 (201) 183 1
F +49 (201) 183 2151
Other locations Duisburg

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Universitätsstrasse 2 T02 S00 L12
Essen 45141
+49 (201) 183-2014

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 40,000-44,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,000-2,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Universität Duisburg-Essen's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Agency for Degree Programmes in Engineering, Informatics/Computer Science, the Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ASIIN)
  • Agentur zur Qualitätssicherung akkreditierter Studiengänge (AQAS)
  • Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA)
  • Accrediterungs-, Certifizierungs- und Qualitätssicherungs-Institut (ACQUIN)


  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Elektrochemischer Forschungsinstitutionen e.V. (AGEF)
  • International association for physical education in higher education (AIESEP)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Medienzentren an Hochschulen e.V. (AMH)
  • Agentur für Qualitätssicherung durch Akkreditierung von Studiengängen (AQAS)
  • Akkreditierungsverbund für Ingenieurstudiengänge e.V. (AVI)
  • Center of Maritime Technologies e.V. (CMT)
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Evaluation e.V. (DeGEval)
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft e.V. (GMW)
  • Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK)
  • Innovationsallianz der NRW-Hochschulen e.V.
  • International Research Universities Network (IRUN)
  • Landesrektorenkonferenz NRW (LRK)
  • NanoMat
  • Société
  • Européenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs (SEFI)
  • German Society for Maritime Technology e.V. (STG)
  • University alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr)
  • Zentren für Kommunikation und Informationsverarbeitung in Lehre und Forschung e.V (ZKI)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019