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Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) (German: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf) is the university of Düsseldorf, Germany, named after the most famous son of Düsseldorf, the poet Heinrich Heine.

History[change | change source]

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 only in the 1980s, because the medicine faculty wanted to have a physician's name, because of the tradition as Medical Academy.

Current situation[change | change source]

Currently 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-medicinal research in sciences and some deep points in arts, economics, political sciences, and philosophy.

Subjects[change | change source]

Like most German universities it has many subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Computer Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Medicine
  • Dental Medicine
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Social sciences and Politics
  • English Language and literature
  • Romance 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
  • History of Arts
  • Economics
  • Laws
  • Geography
  • Sports
  • Educational Sciences

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