Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel


  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (often known as Kiel University in English) is a state-funded university. It was inaugurated in 1665 by Duke Christian Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf.
  • In the late 18th century Kiel University became a leading influence in the areas of medicine, midwifery and the humanities in Germany.
  • Today Kiel University has grown to offer nearly 190 degree programmes in approximately 80 areas, ranging from Agricultural Science to Zoology.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Peer Steinbrück, German politician.
  • Erich Walter Sternberg, composer.
  • Max Tau, award winning author.
  • Heinz Lange, flying ace.
  • Seven Nobel laureates are associated with the university.


Kiel University, Olshausenstraße 40, 24118 Kiel, Germany