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Göttingen University

Göttingen University

Göttingen University


Göttingen University is constantly ranked among the best German higher education institutions in various national and international university rankings. Since its foundation in 1737, it has provided excellent study and research opportunities to students and scholars from all over the world, including more than 40 Nobel Prize winners. Besides the instruction and guidance from prominent professors and other experts, Göttingen students benefit from access to first-class study facilities, for example, Göttingen State and University Library, which is one of the largest libraries in Germany, containing around 8 million items and provides access to numerous legal and other scholarly databases.

The Faculty of Law of Göttingen University enjoys an excellent reputation for teaching, research, and professional development. Legal education here has a strong link to practice, offering classes not only by professors but also by attorneys, company lawyers, and other practitioners. In addition, many professors are also active outside academia, for example as legal advisers, members of legislative commissions, or judges of the highest courts. Another appealing aspect of Göttingen Law Faculty is its internationality. As well as hosting students from all over the world and providing numerous exchange opportunities, the Faculty also offers classes by visiting professors from other countries and is involved in continuous international cooperation through various dedicated bodies like the Sino-German Institute of Legal Studies or the European Academy of Law and ICT.

Campus Features

The Göttingen location has come to be synonymous with high-quality international research. To ensure that this remains the case in the future, the University of Göttingen, including the University Medical Center, and seven non-university local research centers have joined forces to form the Göttingen Campus.


    • Göttingen

      Wilhelmsplatz 1 (Aula) Göttingen, 37073, Göttingen