In the era of Napoleon Bonaparte there was the first university in Düsseldorf, which ended after Napoleon surrendered. So in the further 19th century there was only a Medical Academy and the famous Arts School of Düsseldorf and a Teacher Academy (Special University only for studying to became a teacher) until the 1970s, but no regular university, in Düsseldorf. In the 1960s the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia decided to have a regular university in the state's capital. The university started about 1970. It got its name first in the 1980's, because the medicine faculty wanted to have a physician's name, because of the tradition as Medical Academy.
Actual situation [change]
Actually the Heinrich-Heine-University is a university with about 20,000 students, which is middle-class in Germany. It has a lot of subjects in sciences, arts, economics, and so on. The deep points are on biological-medicinical research in sciences and some deep points in arts, economics, political sciences, and philosophy.
Like most German universities it has a bright spectra of subjects:
- Computer Sciences
- Dental Medicine
- Social sciences and Politics
- English Language and literature
- Romantic Languages (French, Spanish, Italian) and literature
- Latin and Old Greek
- German Language and Literature
- Linguistics and Computer Linguistics
- Eastern Asian Sciences (deep point Japan)
- Media Sciences
- History of Arts
- Educational Sciences