Universität Duisburg-Essen

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Founded in 2003, Universität Duisburg-Essen (University of Duisburg-Essen) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Essen (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), North Rhine-Westphalia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Duisburg. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia), Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Duisburg-Essen
Acronym UDE
Founded 2003 Origins date back to 1654
Motto Offen im Denken
Open minded
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Universitätsstrasse 2
Essen (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
45141 North Rhine-Westphalia
T +49 (201) 183 1
F +49 (201) 183 2151
Other locations Duisburg

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Universitätsstrasse 2 T02 S00 L12
Essen 45141
+49 (201) 183 2014

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 40,000-44,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universität Duisburg-Essen's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Agency for Degree Programmes in Engineering-Informatics-Computer Science-the Natural Sciences and Mathematics ASIIN
  • Agentur zur Qualitatssicherung akkreditierter Studiengange AQAS
  • Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency ZEvA
  • Accrediterungs--Certifizierungs- und Qualitatssicherungs-Institut ACQUIN

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Elektrochemischer Forschungsinstitutionen e.V. (AGEF)
  • International association for physical education in higher education (AIESEP)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Medienzentren an Hochschulen e.V. (AMH)
  • Agentur für Qualitätssicherung durch Akkreditierung von Studiengängen (AQAS)
  • Akkreditierungsverbund für Ingenieurstudiengänge e.V. (AVI)
  • Center of Maritime Technologies e.V. (CMT)
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Evaluation e.V. (DeGEval)
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft e.V. (GMW)
  • Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK)
  • Innovationsallianz der NRW-Hochschulen e.V.
  • International Research Universities Network (IRUN)
  • Landesrektorenkonferenz NRW (LRK)
  • NanoMat
  • Société
  • Européenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs (SEFI)
  • German Society for Maritime Technology e.V. (STG)
  • University alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr)
  • Zentren für Kommunikation und Informationsverarbeitung in Lehre und Forschung e.V (ZKI)

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