Jacobs University is a private, independent English-language university. It is characterized by a truly intercultural community. It opened its doors in 2001 and attracts since then highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world; 1,400 students from over 100 nations currently live and study on our residential campus.
Teaching and Research at Jacobs University
Jacobs University is a research-oriented, state-accredited university with a broad portfolio of undergraduate and graduate study programs ranging from the natural and social sciences to engineering and economics. Over the last decade, Jacobs University scored top marks in Germany’s widely respected Centre for Higher Education (CHE) as well as in the international U-Multirank. Aiming to contribute to solutions for the major challenges of the 21st century, our profile in research and teaching focuses on the following general topics:
• Mobility – of people, goods, and information
• Health – Focus on bioactive substances
• Diversity – in modern societies
Besides, Jacobs University offers pre-degree programs such as the Foundation Year and the Medical Preparatory Year, where students can acquire academic learning skills and get a taste from different fields before starting a bachelor’s degree.
The Foundation Year Program offers orientation possibilities in engineering and computer sciences, natural sciences and life sciences, social sciences as well as economics and management. The possibility to participate in our undergraduate courses from different academic fields, career orientation workshops, and academic advising ensures that you can make an informed decision about what major to choose at the end of the year.
Key qualifications and personal development
At Jacobs University, you will not only receive an excellent academic education but also many opportunities outside of the classroom. The various student-driven social and cultural activities help foster student growth and development of interpersonal and intercultural competencies which are increasingly important in an interconnected globalized world. By combining disciplinary depth and transdisciplinary breadth supplemented by skills education and extracurricular elements, we thus equip students with the key qualifications necessary for a successful career. It is an essential objective of Jacobs University to prepare you to become socially responsible citizens within the societies we all live in.
Jacob University’s green and tree-shaded campus covers an area of 34 hectares. It provides much more than buildings for teaching and research: It is home to an intercultural community which is unprecedented in Europe; Bachelor and Pre-Degree students live in one of the four colleges. A Student Activities Center, various sports facilities, a cinema, a music studio, a student-run café/bar, concert venues, and the Interfaith House ensure that our students always have something interesting to do.
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