University of Göttingen

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University of Göttingen
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Latin: Universitas Regiæ Georgiæ Augustæ
Motto In publica commoda (Latin)
Zum Wohle aller
(German)[1]
Motto in English For the good of all
Established 1734
Type Public Law foundation (Stiftung öffentlichen Rechts, since 2003)
President Prof. Dr. Ulrike Beisiegel
Admin. staff 11.876
Students 25.377
Location Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Affiliations German Excellence Universities
Coimbra Group
EUA
Website www.uni-goettingen.de

The University of Göttingen (German: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), known informally as Georgia Augusta, is a university in the city of Göttingen, Germany.

King George II of Great Britain and the Elector of Hanover founded the school in 1734. It opened for classes in 1737. The University of Göttingen soon grew in size and popularity. Göttingen is a historic university city, with a high student and faculty population.

The University of Göttingen is one of the highest-ranked universities in Germany. It is associated with 45 Nobel laureates.

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  1. Universität Göttingen (October 5, 2009). "Leitbild für Alumni Göttingen". http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/78400.html. Retrieved October 5, 2009.

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Coordinates: 51°32′31″N 9°56′04″E / 51.54194°N 9.93444°E / 51.54194; 9.93444