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GOETHE UNIVERSITY FRANKFURT (German : Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Frankfurt
am Main) is a university located in Frankfurt
Frankfurt
, Germany. It was founded in 1914 as a citizens' university, which means it was founded and funded by the wealthy and active liberal citizenry of Frankfurt. The original name was UNIVERSITäT FRANKFURT AM MAIN. In 1932, the university's name was extended in honour of one of the most famous locals of Frankfurt, the poet and writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe . The university currently has around 46,000 students, distributed across four major campuses within the city.

The university celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2014. The first female president of the university, Birgitta Wolff , was sworn into office in 2015. 18 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
winners have been affiliated with the university , including Max von Laue
Max von Laue
and Max Born
Max Born
. The university is also affiliated with 11 winners of the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize .

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Organization

* 3 Campuses

* 3.1 Campus Westend

* 4 Goethe Business School * 5 The Deutsche Bank Prize * 6 Notable faculty (partial list) * 7 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
winners (alumni and faculty) * 8 World rankings * 9 Points of interest * 10 See also * 11 References * 12 External links

HISTORY

Campus Bockenheim (in 1958)

The roots of the university go back to 1484 where the Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg was founded which is part of the university now .

The university has historically best been known for its Institute for Social Research (founded 1924), the institutional home of the Frankfurt
Frankfurt
School , a preeminent 20th century school of philosophy and social thought. Some of the well-known scholars associated with this school include Theodor Adorno
Theodor Adorno
, Max Horkheimer
Max Horkheimer
, and Jürgen Habermas , as well as Herbert Marcuse
Herbert Marcuse
, Erich Fromm , and Walter Benjamin
Walter Benjamin
. Other well-known scholars at the University
University
of Frankfurt
Frankfurt
include the sociologist Karl Mannheim
Karl Mannheim
, the philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer , the philosophers of religion Franz Rosenzweig
Franz Rosenzweig
, Martin Buber
Martin Buber
, and Paul Tillich , the psychologist Max Wertheimer , and the sociologist Norbert Elias . The University
University
of Frankfurt
Frankfurt
has at times been considered liberal, or left-leaning, and has had a reputation for Jewish and Marxist (or even Jewish-Marxist) scholarship. During the Nazi period, "almost one third of its academics and many of its students were dismissed for racial and/or political reasons—more than at any other German university". The university also played a major part in the German student movement of 1968.

The university also has been influential in the natural sciences and medicine, with Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
winners including Max von Laue
Max von Laue
and Max Born , and breakthroughs such as the Stern–Gerlach experiment
Stern–Gerlach experiment
.

In recent years, the university has focused in particular on law, history, and economics, creating new institutes, such as the Institute for Law and Finance (ILF) and the Center for Financial Studies (CFS). One of the university's ambitions is to become Germany's leading university for finance and economics, given the school's proximity to one of Europe's financial centers. The Goethe Business School offers a M.B.A. program, in cooperation with Duke University
University
’s Fuqua School of Business . Goethe university has established an international award for research in financial economics, the Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics .

ORGANIZATION

Campus Westend University
University
Library at Campus Westend

The university consists of 16 faculties. Ordered by their sorting number, these are: :

* 01. Rechtswissenschaft (Law) * 02. Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Economics and Business Administration) * 03. Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Social Sciences) * 04. Erziehungswissenschaften (Educational Sciences) * 05. Psychologie und Sportwissenschaften (Psychology and Sports Sciences) * 06. Evangelische Theologie (Protestant Theology) * 07. Katholische Theologie (Roman Catholic Theology) * 08. Philosophie und Geschichtswissenschaften ( Philosophy
Philosophy
and History) * 09. Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften (Faculty of Linguistics, Cultures, and Arts) * 10. Neuere Philologien (Modern Languages) * 11. Geowissenschaften/Geographie (Geosciences and Geography) * 12. Informatik und Mathematik (Computer Science and Mathematics) * 13. Physik (Physics) * 14. Biochemie, Chemie und Pharmazie (Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacy) * 15. Biowissenschaften (Biological Sciences) * 16. Medizin (Medical Science)

In addition, there are several co-located research institutes of the Max Planck Society :

* Max Planck Institute of Biophysics * Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
* Max Planck Institute for European Legal History

CAMPUSES

Campus Westend Campus Westend

The University
University
is located across four campuses in Frankfurt
Frankfurt
am Main:

* CAMPUS WESTEND:

Headquarters of the university, also housing Social sciences, Pedagogy, Psychology, Theology, Philosophy, History, Philology, Archaeology, Law, Economics and Business Administration, Human geography

* CAMPUS BOCKENHEIM:

University
University
library, Mathematics, Computer science, Art history, Fine Arts

* CAMPUS RIEDBERG:

Pharmacy, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Geosciences and Geography

* CAMPUS NIEDERRAD:

Medical science, Dentistry, University
University
hospital

Other facilities include the university sports complex on Ginnheimer Landstraße in Frankfurt-Bockenheim.

CAMPUS WESTEND

IG Farben Building at Uni Frankfurt
Frankfurt
IG Farben Building at Campus Westend

“Campus Westend” of the University
University
is dominated by the IG Farben Building by architect Hans Poelzig, an example of the modernist New Objectivity style. The style for the IG Farben Building was originally chosen as "a symbol for the scientific and mercantile German manpower, made out of iron and stone", as the IG Farben director at the time of construction, Baron von Schnitzler , stated in his opening speech in October 1930.

After the university took over the complex, new buildings were added to the campus. On 30 May 2008, the House of Finance relocated to a new building designed by the architects Kleihues+Kleihues, following the style of the IG Farben Building. The upper floors of the House of Finance building have several separate offices as well as shared office space for researchers and students. The ground floor is open to the public and welcomes visitors with a spacious, naturally lit foyer that leads to lecture halls, seminar rooms, and the information center, a 24-hour reference library. The ground floor also accommodates computer rooms and a café. The floors, walls and ceiling of the foyer are decorated with a grid design that is continued throughout the entire building. The flooring is inspired by Raphael's mural, The School of Athens.

GOETHE BUSINESS SCHOOL

The Goethe Business School is a graduate business school at the university, established in 2004, part of the House of Finance at the Westend Campus. it is a non-profit foundation under private law held by the university. The Chairman of the Board at GBS, Rolf E. Breuer, is former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank. Goethe Business School has a partnership in Executive Education with the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad.

THE DEUTSCHE BANK PRIZE

The Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics honors renowned researchers who have made influential contributions to the fields of finance and money and macroeconomics, and whose work has led to practical and policy-relevant results. It is awarded biannually, since 2005, by the Center for Financial Studies , in partnership with Goethe University
University
Frankfurt. The award carries an endowment of €50,000, which is donated by the Stiftungsfonds Deutsche Bank im Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft.

NOTABLE FACULTY (PARTIAL LIST)

* Theodor W. Adorno (1903–1969), double Ordinarius of philosophy and sociology and member of the Frankfurt
Frankfurt
School * Max Horkheimer
Max Horkheimer
, member of the Frankfurt
Frankfurt
School * Jürgen Habermas , sociologist and a philosopher * Hans Bethe
Hans Bethe
, theoretical physicist ( Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
1967) * Max Born
Max Born
, theoretical physicist and mathematician (Nobel Prize 1954) * Klaus Bringmann , historian * Rolf van Dick , social psychologist * Paul Ehrlich
Paul Ehrlich
, Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
Winner 1908 * Walter Gerlach , theoretical physicist * Walter Hallstein
Walter Hallstein
(1901–1982), first President of the European Commission * Helmut Kiener , psychologist turned investment professional, founder of the ponzi scheme K1 fund * Vladimir Košak , economist, lawyer, politician and diplomat * Josef Mengele , officer and a physician in the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz
Auschwitz
* Oskar Dirlewanger , officer, who served as the founder and commander of the infamous Nazi SS penal unit "Dirlewanger " during World War II * Boudewijn Sirks , Professor of the History of Ancient Law from 1997 to 2005, later Regius Professor of Civil Law at Oxford * Walter Greiner , theoretical physicist in high energy physics * Alfred Schmidt , philosopher and translator * Horst Stöcker , theoretical physicist * Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd , chemist

NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS (ALUMNI AND FACULTY)

* Paul Ehrlich
Paul Ehrlich
: 1908 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Physiology or Medicine * Max von Laue
Max von Laue
: 1914 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Physics * Otto Loewi
Otto Loewi
: 1914 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Physiology or Medicine * Paul Karrer : 1937 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Chemistry * Otto Stern : 1943 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Physics * Max Born
Max Born
: 1954 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Physics * Alexander Robertus Todd
Alexander Robertus Todd
: 1957 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Chemistry * Karl Ziegler
Karl Ziegler
: 1963 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Chemistry * Hans Bethe
Hans Bethe
: 1967 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Physics * Niels Kaj Jerne : 1984 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Physiology or Medicine * Gerd Binnig : 1986 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Physics * Jean-Marie Lehn : 1987 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Chemistry * Hartmut Michel : 1988 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Chemistry * Reinhard Selten
Reinhard Selten
: 1994 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Economics * Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
: 1995 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Physiology or Medicine * Horst Ludwig Störmer : 1998 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Physics * Günter Blobel
Günter Blobel
: 1999 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Physiology or Medicine * Peter Grünberg
Peter Grünberg
: 2007 Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for Physics

WORLD RANKINGS

UNIVERSITY RANKINGS

GLOBAL

ARWU
ARWU
101-150

TIMES 201-250

QS 264

EUROPE

ARWU
ARWU
43

TIMES 101-110

QS 120

* The New York Times : Among the World's 10 best Universities by employer choice. By far the best German University
University
and the best University
University
in Continental Europe. Goethe University
University
was ranked 10 out of 150 top universities in 2012 * ARWU
ARWU
World (Shanghai Rankings): 101-150 * QS World University
University
Rankings : 182 * Times Higher Education World University
University
Rankings : 197 * QS World University
University
Rankings of 2012 ranked Goethe University 201st in the world. Its individual subject rankings were: 106th in Arts & Humanities, 154th in Life Sciences border:solid #aaa 1px">

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Germany
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University
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Frankfurt
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University
Library * List of modern universities in Europe (1801–1945)

REFERENCES

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