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Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Student Services and Facilities

Student jobs

  • The university supports the students in finding jobs in industry. A number of student assistant positions are available in the university itself.

Disability support

  • The university provides study assistants for disabled students, to help them to manage their everyday student life. Services include note taking during lectures and seminars, processing study literature for visually impaired/blind students, helping with using the libraries.
  • As a technical aid for blind and visually impaired students, the State and University Library (SUB) has installed a special electronic workplace at the Learning Resources Centre. Here, an enlargement table, a Braille reading device, a book scanner, JAWS and Magic are available to students.

History

  • Founded in 1737, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is a research university of international standing with a strong focus on research-led teaching.
  • More than 40 Nobel laureates are associated with Göttingen.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Important figures like Karl-Friedrich Gauss, Alexander von Humboldt, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg and Otto von Bismarck studied in Göttingen.
  • During the last century, more than 40 Nobel Prize Laureates have lived and worked in Göttingen. Adolf Windaus (discoverer of vitamin D) and Max Born (one of the founders of quantum theory) are one of them. Manfred Eigen and Erwin Neher are expanding today's knowledge.

Address

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Wilhelmsplatz 1, 37073 Göttingen, Germany