University of Tübingen

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University of Tübingen
Latin: Universitas Eberhardina Carolina
Motto Attempto! (Latin)
Motto in English I dare!
Established 1477
Type Public
President Bernd Engler
Students 27,132
Location Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Colors                
Website www.uni-tuebingen.de/en

Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen (German: Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen) is a public university located in the city of Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

History[change | edit source]

The University of Tübingen was founded in 1477.[1]

In Germany, Tübingen became known as one of the "five classical university towns".[2]

In 2010 Tübingen, joined the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) together with Dartmouth College (USA), Durham University (UK), Queen’s University (Canada), University of Otago (New Zealand), University of Western Australia (Australia) and Uppsala University (Sweden).[3]

In 2012, the university established the Tübingen Center for Korean Studies at Korea University (TUCKU). This is Tübingen’s third branch in Asia after the Center for Japanese Language in Kyôto and the European Center for Chinese Studies (ECCS) at Peking University.[4]

Notable alumni[change | edit source]

The Main Building (Neue Aula)

Alumni include former German President Horst Köhler and Nobel laureates Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Hartmut Michel and Günter Blobel.[5]

In the late 16th century, Johannes Kepler studied at Tübingen.[6]

In the 18th century, Friedrich Hölderlin, Friedrich Schelling and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel shared student rooms.[7]

Faculty[change | edit source]

Notable professors include Joseph Ratzinger and Hans Kung.[8]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Tübingen website, History of the University; retrieved 2011-10-20.
  2. LiveLikeAGerman.com, "Tübingen - Discover the charming Historical Town on the River Neckar,"; retrieved 2012-5-23.
  3. Matariki Network; retrieved 2012-5-23.
  4. Universität Tübingen, "University of Tübingen Opens New Branch in Seoul"; retrieved 2012-5-23.
  5. Tübingen website, Facts and Figures; retrieved 2011-10-20.
  6. Tübingen website, Brochure (PDF 9 of 34); retrieved 2011-10-20.
  7. Woodward, Kenneth L. "Hegel's Feisty Tubingen," New York Times. January 5, 1986; Sammons, Jeffrey, "Tubingen," January 26, 1986; retrieved 2011-10-26.
  8. Bernstein, Richard et al. "Turbulence on Campus in 60's Hardened Views of Future Pope," New York Times. April 24, 2005; retrieved 2011-10-26.

Other websites[change | edit source]

Coordinates: 48°31′30″N 9°03′18″E / 48.525°N 9.055°E / 48.525; 9.055