Heidelberg University is tied into a worldwide network of research and teaching collaborations. Exchange programmes have been established with more than 400 universities worldwide. Heidelberg’s marked global interconnectedness is also evidenced by its 19 university partnerships and and three International Research Training Groups, as well as its membership in European networks such as the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and the Coimbra Group.
A myriad of research and teaching collaborations are also established at the faculty, institute and chair levels. Additionally, Heidelberg has a satellite campus in Latin America as well as liaison offices in North America and Asia. The university also offers courses in Eastern Europe.
Heidelberg’s international prominence is reflected in its student popula tion: approximately 20 percent of Heidelberg’s students and a third of the enrolled doctoral candidates come from abroad. According to the latest DAAD survey, Heidelberg is the favoured German university for international doctoral candidates.
Facts and Figures
Total numbers of international students
(as of Winter Semester 11/12)
|5,310 (17.2 %)|
|Foreign PhD graduations (2010)||262 (23.2 %)|
|International Visiting Scholars||about 250 every year|
|Exchange programmes with more than 400 universities world-wide|
|About 20% of the academic staff members are of foreign nationality.|