With about 38,000 students, Universität Hamburg is one of Germany's largest universities. Approximately 650 of the 4,100 academic staff are full professors. About 120 professors work in the School of Medicine or at the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), about 530 work in the other schools. These are supported by about 5,800 employees working in technical support, libraries, laboratories, health care and administration, with about 3,800 people at the UKE and about 2,000 in the other schools or the administration. The University is comprised of 150 different buildings throughout the city, although its main campus is located in Von-Melle-Park and the surrounding district of Eimsbüttel.
Universität Hamburg is the largest research and educational institution in northern Germany. As Germany’s third largest university, we offer a diverse range of taught programs coupled with excellent research.
The University has established several interdisciplinary key research areas and fosters an extensive network of academic cooperations with leading institutions on a regional, national and international scale.
Universität Hamburg is committed to sustainable science and scholarship. Our schools pursue the concept of sustainability in its broadest sense in both research and teaching.
In 2007 Universität Hamburg was awarded funding to found an excellence cluster in climate research as part of Germany’s Excellence Initiative. The KlimaCampus Hamburg is a center for expertise, research and training in climate research and the earth system sciences.
The University won funding for a further excellence cluster in 2012. The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI): Structure, Dynamics and Control of Matter at the Atomic Scale focuses on real-time observation of atomic motions.
Key research areas
In addition to climate, earth and environment, our key research areas are matter and the universe, the neurosciences, multilingualism, governance, heterogeneity and education, infection research, and structural biology.