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The Johannes Gutenberg
Johannes Gutenberg
University
University
Mainz
Mainz
(German: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) is a public research university in Mainz, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany, named after the printer Johannes Gutenberg. With approximately 36,500 students (2014) in about 150 schools and clinics, it is among the ten largest universities in Germany. Starting on 1 January 2005 the university was reorganized into 11 faculties of study. The university is a member of the German U15, a coalition of fifteen major research-intensive and leading medical universities in Germany.

In 1977, the Deutsche Bundespost (German Federal Post Office) has published 36 special stamps, including a stamp dedicated to the 500th years anniversary of the University
University
of Mainz

Forum of the Johannes Gutenberg
Johannes Gutenberg
University
University
Mainz
Mainz
covered with snow

Contents

1 History 2 Faculties 3 Campus 4 Academic profile 5 Rankings 6 Notable people

6.1 Professors 6.2 Alumni

7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] The first University
University
of Mainz
Mainz
goes back to the Archbishop of Mainz, Prince-elector and Reichserzkanzler Adolf II von Nassau. At the time, establishing a university required papal approval and Adolf II initiated the approval process during his time in office. The university, however, was first opened in 1477 by Adolf's successor to the bishopric, Diether von Isenburg. In 1784 the University
University
was opened up for Protestants and Jews (curator Anselm Franz von Betzel). It fast became one of the largest Catholic universities in Europe with ten chairs in theology alone. In the confusion after the establishment of the Mainz
Mainz
Republic of 1792 and its subsequent recapture by the Prussians, academic activity came to a gradual standstill. In 1798 the university became active again under French governance, and lectures in the department of medicine took place until 1823. Only the faculty of theology continued teaching during the 19th century, albeit as a theological Seminary (since 1877 "College of Philosophy and Theology").

Statue of Johannes Gutenberg
Johannes Gutenberg
at the University
University
of Mainz

The current Johannes Gutenberg
Johannes Gutenberg
University
University
Mainz
Mainz
was founded in 1946 by the French occupying power. In a decree on 1 March the French military government implied that the University
University
of Mainz
Mainz
would continue to exist: the University
University
shall be "enabled to resume its function". The remains of anti-aircraft warfare barracks erected in 1938 after the remilitarization of the Rhineland during the Third Reich
Third Reich
served as the university's first buildings and are still in use today. The continuation of academic activity between the old university and Johannes Gutenberg
Johannes Gutenberg
University
University
Mainz, in spite of an interruption spanning over 100 years, is contested. During the time up to its reopening only a seminary and midwifery college survived. In 1972, the effect of the 1968 student protests began to take a toll on the University's structure. The departments (Fakultäten) were dismantled and the University
University
was organized into broad fields of study (Fachbereiche). Finally in 1974 Peter Schneider was elected as the first president of what was now a "constituted group-university" institute of higher education. In 1990 Jürgen Zöllner became University
University
President yet spent only a year in the position after he was appointed Minister for "Science and Advanced Education" for the State of Rhineland-Palatinate. As the coordinator for the SPD's higher education policy, this furloughed professor from the Institute for Physiological Chemistry played a decisive role in the SPD's higher education policy and in the development of Study Accounts. Faculties[edit] The Johannes Gutenberg
Johannes Gutenberg
University
University
Mainz
Mainz
is divided in ten faculties since 1 September 2010.

Faculty of Catholic Theology Faculty of Protestant Theology Faculty of Social Sciences, Media, and Sports Faculty of Law, Management, and Economics University
University
Medicine Faculty of Philosophy and Philology Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies Faculty of History and Cultural Studies Faculty of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science Faculty of Chemistry, Pharmacy and Geosciences Faculty of Biology

The academies for music and art are independent art colleges of the Johannes Gutenberg
Johannes Gutenberg
University, the Hochschule für Musik Mainz
Mainz
and the Kunsthochschule Mainz (de).[3] Campus[edit] The University
University
of Mainz
Mainz
is one of few campus universities in Germany. Nearly all its institutions and facilities are located on the site of a former barracks in the south west part of the city. The university medical centre is located off campus, as is the Department of Applied Linguistics and Cultural Sciences, which was integrated with the university in 1949 and is located in Germersheim. On campus next to the University
University
is the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, the Institute of Molecular Biology, the electron accelerator MAMI, the research reactor TRIGA, the botanical garden, a sports stadium and an indoor swimming pool. Mainz
Mainz
Academy of Arts (Kunsthochschule Mainz) is located off campus. Academic profile[edit] The range of studies is comprehensive; the university lacks some technical studies, veterinary medicine and nutrition science. One can nonetheless study History of books, athletics, music, visual arts, theatre, and film. Today the Johannes Gutenberg
Johannes Gutenberg
University
University
Mainz
Mainz
has approximately 36,000 students (as of 2010[update]) and consists of over 150 institutions and clinics. The university offers international programs, such as the award-winning choir EuropaChorAkademie, founded by Joshard Daus in 1997, in collaboration with the University
University
of the Arts Bremen.[4] One of the instruments carried by the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity, a miniature Mössbauer spectrometer, was developed at the university. The University
University
of Mainz
Mainz
does not currently levy fees or tuition (Studiengebühren) for a regular course of study. Senior citizen students, auditing students, and certain postgraduate students may be subject to fees. The Ministry for Science and Advanced Education introduced "study accounts" (Studienkonten) that were developed jointly with Prof. Zoellner. During the transition period, overdrafts on the account would incur a flat-rate charge of 650 Euro for every overdrawn semester. The Study Accounts allow for a free-of-charge initial course of study as long as it does not exceed 1.75 times the standard period of study. In a second step the accounts will soon be charged according to time actually used. It is still contested as to whether the enormous administrative burden will lead to an actual improvement of academic conditions. **Measurable success is similar by the introduction of long-term tuition in other federal states and its effect on the decline of nominally enrolled students. Rankings[edit] It is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 and Times Higher Education World University
University
Rankings 2017.

University
University
rankings

Global

QS World[5] 401-410

Notable people[edit] Professors[edit]

Karl-Otto Apel (philosophy) Kai Arzheimer (political science) Herbert Braun (theology) Hauke Brunkhorst (education) Micha Brumlik
Micha Brumlik
(education) Paul J. Crutzen
Paul J. Crutzen
(chemistry, Nobel Prize 1995) Thorsten Faas (political science) Hans Galinsky (American studies) Alfred Kröner (geology) Karl Cardinal Lehmann
Karl Cardinal Lehmann
(theology) Thomas Metzinger
Thomas Metzinger
(philosophy) Gottfried Münzenberg (physics) W. Pannenberg
W. Pannenberg
(theology) Rolf Peffekoven (economics) Klaus Rose (economics) Dorothee Sölle
Dorothee Sölle
(theology) Beatrice Weder di Mauro
Beatrice Weder di Mauro
(economics) Isabel Schnabel (economics) Werner Weidenfeld
Werner Weidenfeld
(political science, former adviser of German chancellor Helmut Kohl) Jürgen Gauß (theoretical chemistry)

Alumni[edit] Among notable alumni from the Johannes Gutenberg
Johannes Gutenberg
University
University
Mainz
Mainz
are German politicians Rainer Brüderle
Rainer Brüderle
(FDP, Federal Minister for Economics and Technology); Horst Teltschik (former security advisor to Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Helmut Kohl
and president of the Munich Conference on Security Policy); Kristina Schröder, Federal Minister of Family and Social Affairs; Franz Josef Jung
Franz Josef Jung
(CDU, Former Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs and former Federal Minister of Defence); particle physicist Vera Lüth; sculptor Karlheinz Oswald; sports journalist Béla Réthy; political journalist Peter Scholl-Latour; Dieter Stolte, former director-general of ZDF; soprano Elisabeth Scholl; a founder of American avant-garde cinema Jonas Mekas; his brother Adolfas Mekas, film director, writer and educator; mural artist Rainer Maria Latzke; the German climatologist Wolfgang Seiler; Abbas Zaryab, notable Iranian scholar and historian; Srinivas Kishanrao Saidapur Indian reproductive biologist; and Stanisław Potrzebowski, one of leaders of the ridnovir movement in Poland, Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau, nun, physician, writer; she devoted more than 50 years of her life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan. See also[edit]

List of medieval universities List of universities in Germany Professor Madjid Samii

References[edit]

^ "Zahlenspiegel 2015" (PDF) (in German). University
University
of Mainz. p. 49. Retrieved 2017-06-19.  ^ a b "Zahlenspiegel 2015" (PDF) (in German). University
University
of Mainz. pp. 54–56. Retrieved 2017-06-19.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-23. Retrieved 2011-03-29.  With the amendment to the Higher Education Act in the fall of 2010 the Academy from the Department of the University structure removed and renamed to art school in Mainz
Mainz
at the Johannes Gutenberg University. , Call Date 2011-03-29 ^ "International Study Programs". University
University
of Mainz. Retrieved 11 May 2017.  ^ QS World University
University
Rankings 2018

External links[edit]

www.uni-mainz.de official website

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German U15

Freie Universität Berlin
Freie Universität Berlin
(FU Berlin) Humboldt University
University
Berlin
Berlin
(HU Berlin) University
University
of Bonn University
University
of Cologne University
University
of Freiburg Goethe University
University
of Frankfurt University
University
of Göttingen University
University
of Hamburg
Hamburg
(UHH) Heidelberg University Leipzig University University
University
of Mainz Ludwig Maximilian University
University
of Munich (LMU Munich) University
University
of Münster University
University
of Tübingen University
University
of Würzburg

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Universities and colleges in Rhineland-Palatinate

Universities

German University
University
of Administrative Sciences Speyer University
University
of Kaiserslautern University
University
of Koblenz and Landau University
University
of Mainz
Mainz
/ Hochschule für Musik Mainz University
University
of Trier WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management

Colleges

University
University
of Applied Sciences Bingen University
University
of Applied Sciences, Kaiserslautern Koblenz University
University
of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen University
University
of Applied Sciences Catholic University
University
of Applied Sciences, Mainz University
University
of Applied Sciences, Mainz Trier University
University
of Applied Sciences University
University
of Applied Sciences, Worms

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Universities in Germany

 Baden-Württemberg

Heidelberg Freiburg Karlsruhe Konstanz Mannheim Hohenheim Stuttgart Tübingen Ulm Zeppelin University
University
in Friedrichshafen

 Bavaria

Augsburg Bamberg Bayreuth Catholic University
University
of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt Erlangen-Nuremberg Ludwig Maximilian University
University
of Munich Bundeswehr University
University
Munich Technical University
University
of Munich Ukrainian Free University
University
in Munich Passau Regensburg Würzburg

 Berlin

Berlin
Berlin
University
University
of the Arts Free University
University
of Berlin Humboldt University
University
of Berlin Technical University
University
of Berlin

 Brandenburg

Brandenburg
Brandenburg
University
University
of Technology Braunschweig Frankfurt, Oder Potsdam

 Bremen

University
University
of Bremen

 Hamburg

University
University
of Hamburg Hamburg
Hamburg
University
University
of Technology HafenCity University
University
Hamburg Helmut Schmidt University

 Hesse

Darmstadt Frankfurt, Main Giessen Kassel Marburg

 Lower Saxony

Göttingen Hannover Hildesheim Lüneburg Oldenburg Osnabrück Vechta

 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Greifswald Rostock

 North Rhine-Westphalia

Aachen Bielefeld Bochum Bonn Cologne Dortmund Duisburg-Essen Düsseldorf Hagen Münster Paderborn Siegen Witten/Herdecke Wuppertal

 Rhineland-Palatinate

Kaiserslautern Koblenz-Landau Mainz Speyer Trier

 Saarland

Saarland
Saarland
University

 Saxony

Chemnitz Dresden Freiberg Leipzig

 Saxony-Anhalt

Clausthal Halle-Wittenberg Magdeburg

 Schleswig-Holstein

Flensburg Kiel Lübeck

 Thuringia

Erfurt Ilmenau Jena Bauhaus

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