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University of Göttingen


# 128 QS World University Rankings 2013
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About University of Göttingen

The University of Göttingen, known informally as Georgia Augusta, is a university in the city of Göttingen, Germany.

Founded in 1734 by George II, King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover, 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.

The university has a sound international reputation and was ranked 1st in Germany, 9th in Europe and 43rd in the world in 2010 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. At the same time, it was ranked 4th in Germany, 30th in Europe and 93rd in the world in 2010 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The 2011 QS World University Rankings[2] ranked the university at 149th, 25 places higher than the year previous. 



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The university is spread out in several locations around the city: The central university complex with the main library and Mensa (dining hall) is located right next to the inner city and comprises the faculties for Theology, Law, Economics/Business Administration and Linguistics. The departments of Ancient History, Classics, various languages, and Psychology are nearby. Elsewhere in the city are the departments of Anthropology, Mathematics and Educational Sciences as well as the Medical Faculty with its associated hospitals.

Just north of the city a new scientific center has been built in which most of the natural sciences (Chemistry, Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Agronomy, Forestry, Geology, Physics, Computer Science) are now located, including the GZMB. Other institutes are set around the inner city.

The University offers eight snack shops and six Mensas serving lunch at low prices for the students. One Mensa also provides dinner for students. 

....going on with a taxi
The railway station has two exits, you will find a taxi rank located at both of them. Going to the faculty by taxi takes about 12 minutes. Costs are approximately 13,-€. 

....going on with the bus
Use the main exit of the station (direction: Innenstadt (Inner City)). The bus terminal is located at your right hand side, just about 100 meters away.

Take line 51 on working days, the buses depart two times per hour (at *.10 and *.40). Travelling time is about 13 minutes. At the 7th stop (Burckhardtweg), you have to leave the bus. Tickets can be purchased on the bus for 2,00€ (One-Way).

From the bus stop, you have to follow the road for about 30 meters backwards, until you reach a parking lot on your left hand side. Cross this parking lot, the entrance to our building is located at the right end of the parking lot. 

Coming from the motorway (Autobahn) A7, take exit "Göttingen Nord (72)" and follow the motorway feeder until it ends (eastwards).

At the main crossroads with traffic lights, go further ahead (federal road B27, direction "Braunlage/Duderstadt"), cross two traffic lights and leave Göttingen. After about 1-2 km, you reach a traffic light (on the right hand side there is a chinese restaurant), here you have to turn left (road Faßberg -> direction "Nikolausberg").

Go uphill and take the second road on the left hand side. After another 30 meters turn left again (Burkhardtweg) and take the third slip road on the left hand side to enter the parking lot.

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