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), the Coimbra Group and the European University Associaton (EUA).
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 liason offices in North America and Asia. The university also offers courses in Eastern Europe.
Heidelberg’s international prominence is reflected in its student population: more than 17 percent of Heidelberg’s students and one 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.
- LERU (League of European Research Universities)
- Coimbra Group (association of 40 long-established European universities of high international standard)
- European University Associaton (EUA)
- HeKKSaGOn: German-Japanese University Consortium
Cooperation and Exchange
- 560 ERASMUS programme arrangements with 294 European universities, international exchange programmes with more than 150 non-European universities
- 19 partnerships with universities abroad, hundreds of international cooperation agreements on all levels
- 2 International DFG Research Training Groups