Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
|Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz|
Ut omnes unum sint
"That all are one"
Mainz (headquarters) ,
Germersheim (department 6)
|Students||31,967 (WS 2018/19)|
|including professors||523 (2018)|
|Annual budget||EUR 504 million (2018)
funding: EUR 347 million Third-party funding: EUR 157 million
The Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is a university in the Rhineland-Palatinate state capital Mainz . With around 32,000 students at around 100 institutes and clinics , it is one of the twenty largest universities in Germany.
Since a structural reform on September 1, 2010, the university has been divided into ten departments . JGU was named after the inventor of printing with movable type, Johannes Gutenberg . According to its own information, JGU is the only full university in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate .
The Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and the Technical University Darmstadt together form the Rhine-Main Universities (RMU).
The first University of Mainz goes back to the Archbishop of Mainz, Elector and Imperial Chancellor Adolf II of Nassau . The foundation of a university had to be approved by the Pope at that time and Adolf II had initiated a corresponding approval process during his tenure. Pope Sixtus IV approved the establishment of the university on November 23, 1476. However, the university was only opened in 1477 by Adolf's successor on the bishop's throne Diether von Isenburg . The first rector was Jakob Welder . Since the matriculation of the university has been lost, only Johannes Ugelheimer is known by name of the students enrolled in the first year , who received a certificate of enrollment in 1481.
In the early days, the Zum Algesheimer courtyard was the central building from 1477 , as the Senate meetings and doctorates took place here, as well as the university's internal celebrations. A little later a burse was set up for the lawyers in the courtyard of the Gutenberg . The followers of the Via Antiqua set up their own Burse in the courtyard of the Schenkenberg from 1482 . In addition to the philosophers, the medical faculty and the first holdings of the university library were also housed in the house. After the Jesuits arrived in 1562, the Hof zum Schenkenberg was the only building for teaching until the new Domus Universitatis was built . This took place from 1615 to 1618 under the direction of the Jesuits.
Elector and Archbishop Friedrich von Erthal (1719–1802) tried to reform the university. In order to improve the financial situation of the university, he dissolved the Mainz monasteries Altmünster , Reichklara and Kartause in 1781 and handed over the monastery property to the university. In 1790 there was the Mainz knot uprising when craftsmen provoked by the students attacked the students and the university's organs. In the turmoil after the establishment of the Mainz Republic in 1792 and its suppression by the Prussians, teaching gradually came to a standstill. In 1798 the university was officially closed under French rule. Only a grande école in the form of an École spéciale de médecine should be retained. Until 1823, lectures were held in the medical faculty.
(Re) establishment in 1946
The Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, which exists today, was founded in 1946 by the French occupying forces. Raymond Schmittlein , head of the culture and education department of the French military government, was one of the main operators of this re-establishment. The continuity of the University of Mainz was implied by the decree of the French military government on March 1st: the university was "authorized to resume its activities". The first university buildings were the remains of an air force barracks , which are still in use today , and which were built in 1938 after the remilitarization of the Rhineland during the Nazi era . On May 15, 1946, the university, now called "Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz", began teaching under the motto "Ut omnes unum sint - that all are one" ( Joh 17.21 EU ).
The Philosophical-Theological University Mainz, founded in 1877, was incorporated into the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz , becoming its Catholic Theological Faculty .
Question of continuity
The continuity between the Alter Universität and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is disputed because of the interruption in teaching for over 100 years. The general administrator of the French military government in Baden-Baden established the controversial continuity of the University of Mainz with the founding deed, in which the resumption of activity is expressly permitted . The main reason for the continuity is that the old university was never formally dissolved and because the Mainz University Fund, founded in 1781, was always recognized by the state as a university asset. The Mainz University Fund Foundation, whose proceeds flow in full to the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, still includes apartments, houses and heritable building rights as well as 850 hectares of agricultural land in the form of arable land and vineyards. This makes the foundation one of the most important large landowners in Rhineland-Palatinate. Only the seminary and a midwifery college existed until the reopening.
In 1950 the Research Institute for Economic Policy was founded. Since the university reopened, Fritz Straßmann has devoted himself to building up the Institute for Chemistry and the MPI for Chemistry , which arose from the move of the former Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry in Berlin to Mainz. In 1956 the MPI for Chemistry was inaugurated by Otto Hahn . In 1967 Otto Hahn commissioned the Mainz research reactor , which serves as a research neutron source. In 1972 the effect of the student protests in 1968 was also reflected in the structure of the University of Mainz. The faculties were abolished and the university was divided into departments. In 1973, as part of the university reform and the reorganization of the university into departments, the foreign and interpreting institute in Germersheim and the university institutes for art, music and physical exercise were incorporated into the university.
In 1974, Peter Schneider was finally elected as the first president of the university, which was now organized as a “group university”. In 1979, the first stage of the electron accelerator MAMI ( Mainz Microtron ) was put into operation at the Institute for Nuclear Physics, after a decision had been made to develop such a racetrack microtron on the university campus four years earlier . In 1990 stage B of the electron accelerator MAMI (Mainzer Mikrotron) was put into operation after ten years of conversion and development. In 1990 Jürgen Zöllner became President, but he stayed in office for only one year and then became Minister for Science and Further Education of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate . As the SPD's coordinator for university policy, the professor on leave from the Institute for Physiological Chemistry played a crucial role in the SPD's university policy and in the development of student accounts . In 2002, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz was recognized as a "Best Practice University" by the Center for University Development (CHE) for its special reform results.
In 2004, the university hit the headlines for the European and American Mars Express / Beagle 2 and Opportunity / Spirit missions , as two of the most important analysis devices on board came from Mainz. The APXS ( Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer ) was from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz on the campus of the University and the MIMOS II (Miniaturized Mössbauer - Spectrometer ) developed University of Gutenberg, Johannes. Since a structural reform on January 1, 2005, the university has been organized into eleven departments. In 2006, as part of the 1960 anniversary celebrations for the reopening of the university, gold doctoral certificates were awarded for the first time to the doctoral candidates still alive between 1947 and 1956. The very first doctoral candidate was a zoologist who did her doctorate under Wolfgang von Buddenbrock-Hettersdorff . Furthermore, the current fourth stage C of the electron accelerator MAMI (Mainz Microtron) was put into operation for experiments at the Institute for Nuclear Physics after several years of renovation and development.
The study accounts co-developed by Zöllner were introduced by the Ministry of Science and Further Education in the winter semester of 2004/2005. If the student account is overdrawn, flat-rate tuition fees of EUR 650 per overdrawn semester will apply during the transition period . The study accounts allow a free first degree within 1.75 times the standard period of study . In a second step, the accounts will in future be debited according to actually "used" study times. It is still controversial whether the enormous administrative effort actually leads to an improvement in study conditions. Measurable success, similar to the introduction of long-term tuition fees in other federal states, is the decline in nominally enrolled students. The decentralized organization of university teaching means that it is not possible to prove whether the measure actually means that less teaching performance is queried at the university, or whether, in the end, only file parts are removed from the files of the student secretariat. On March 1, 2012, the student accounts in Rhineland-Palatinate were abolished.
Today Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz has around 32,000 students and consists of more than 100 institutes and clinics .
When Erasmus -Studierendenaustausch the university was in 2007 in the first place, occupied since then in terms of absolute number of exchange students in a nationwide comparison of German universities top spots and has a 15% claims to be the highest percentage of foreign students. She has received the European seal of quality for special merits in the Erasmus program several times.
The range of subjects is almost complete, only the technical subjects, veterinary medicine and nutritional sciences are missing . Instead, you can study book studies , sports studies , anthropology , music , visual arts, and theater and film studies. The variety of subjects results in a large number of university groups, from the debating club to student management consultancies to underwater rugby.
There are tuition fees for senior students, guest auditors, and postgraduate students.
The Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz has been divided into ten departments since September 1, 2010.
- Catholic theology and Protestant theology
- Social sciences , media and sports
- Law and economics
- University Medicine
- Philosophy and philology
- Translation , language and cultural studies
- History and cultural studies
- Physics , mathematics and computer science
- Chemistry , Pharmacy , Geography and Earth Sciences
Research profile areas at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz are:
- Classical Studies: Dealing with Past Challenges
- Scientific modeling
- Life sciences: stability of biological systems
- Chemistry: Resource-saving chemistry
- Materials science: topology of materials
The student parliament at Johannes Gutenberg University consists of 35 students who are elected once a year by and from the student body. The student parliament has budgetary law over the finances of the student body. This budget comprises around 21 million euros and is mainly used to finance the semester ticket. In addition, the student parliament takes decisions of a political and other content-related nature in order to represent the student body vis-à-vis the public or other university bodies. In addition, the student parliament fulfills the task of parliamentary control of the general student committee in the form of inquiries by the parliamentary groups. The members of the General Student Committee and the standing committees of the student body are also elected by the student parliament. These are:
- the budget committee
- the audit committee
- the Statute and Election Committee
- the equality committee
The last election to the student parliament took place from May 16-21, 2019. Results of the university groups (n.k. = not running):
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General student committee
The General Student Committee (AStA) of the Johannes Gutenberg University is elected at the constituent session of the student parliament , with the exception of later by-elections of individual persons . An exception are the members of the autonomous units, who in turn are elected by people from the groups concerned within the student body. The AStA is composed of the chairman, his deputy and speakers in these areas:
- University policy
- Ecology and Studierendenwerk
- Press and public relations
- Political education
- Major events
- Legal affairs
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz was one of 39 universities that applied for the federal government's Excellence Initiative. Although this was institutional strategy in the initiative is not successful, the - "Crossing Boundaries Moving Minds The Gutenberg Spirit" Cluster of Excellence "Precision Physics, Fundamental Interactions and Structure of Matter" (PRISMA) and the Graduate School "Materials Science in Mainz" (MAINZ) got however, funding of 50 million euros has been approved.
Rankings and Academic Reputation
According to the funding atlas of the German Research Foundation (DFG), the University of Mainz received the highest funding approvals from the DFG in the natural sciences between 2014 and 2016 in absolute terms and in terms of personnel ; for the years 2011 to 2013, it was among the 20 universities with the highest funding in this subject group. In a competitive selection process, the DFG selects the best research projects from researchers at universities and research institutions and finances them.
In the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), Mainz University was ranked 12th in Germany in 2013 in a comparison of universities (Academic Ranking of World Universities). In the Leiden Ranking 2013 and 2014, the University of Mainz is among the twenty best universities in Germany in all categories.
In the QS World University Rankings 2014, the University of Mainz is ranked among the best 101–150 universities in the world in the subjects of physics , chemistry and pharmacy . In the overall field of natural sciences, it ranks 124th worldwide (2013).
In the 2014 CHE university ranking, the University of Mainz took fifth place overall in Germany in the field of economics. Top positions were achieved in 4 out of 5 categories. In terms of study conditions, the University of Mainz ranks first in Germany. The university ranks first in Germany in the Master- CHE ranking of the economics course. With Isabel Schnabel , the university has also been represented on the Advisory Council for assessing macroeconomic developments since 2014, as was the case with Beatrice Weder di Mauro until 2012 .
In 2012, the university was one of the founders of the German U15 , fifteen large research-oriented and medical leading universities in Germany that want to jointly defend their interests in this area.
Financing & independence
The Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation has donated funds of 150 million euros to the University of Mainz. a. were used to set up the Institute for Molecular Biology . The contracts for this were not published, but according to the university they should be available on the foundation's website in the medium term.
In mid-2016, it became known that the University had granted the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation extensive veto rights over the appointment of professors. This was regretted by the university.
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is a campus university. Almost all institutes and facilities are housed on a former barracks site in the south-west of the city.
The university clinic and the Department of Translation, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, which was incorporated in 1973 and based in Germersheim (formerly the Germersheim International and Interpreting Institute), are located outside the campus . Various smaller institutes and facilities are located off campus for different reasons. The journalistic seminar is located in the “old university” next to the Mainz theater . The Institute for Prehistory and Early History is housed with the library in a historic building on Schillerplatz . The courses in film studies and media dramaturgy, as well as the practical media events for journalism, but also the television project CampusTV are not housed on campus, but with a video library and library in the media house in Wallstrasse. Since 2009, the Institute for Psychology has been located together with the Outpatient Clinic for Psychotherapy in a building complex on Binger Strasse or Wallstrasse. The former student skyscraper Inter 1 was famous .
The MAMI electron accelerator and the Mainz research reactor , the botanical garden and a sports stadium and indoor swimming pool are also located on the university premises . The integration of the music academy , the art academy and sports in one university is unique in the federal German university landscape . This also includes the integration of Catholic theology and Protestant theology in one subject area, but the two subjects form largely independent “ faculties ”.
In addition to the university, the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research are also located on campus. A campus of the Mainz University of Applied Sciences is located in the immediate vicinity of the university campus .
The University of Mainz has a central library, nine departmental or cross-departmental departmental libraries as well as about 30 departmental (sub) libraries as decentralized reference libraries and a women's library that is administered by the students themselves. The inventory currently comprises around 4 million media.
In 2012 the supercomputer “Mogon I” was put into operation. With a performance of 287 TFlops , Mogon I was one of the most powerful computers in the world. At that time it was ranked 264th in the world and ranked 6th in Germany for the fastest computers. It is primarily used for the fields of physics, mathematics, biology, medicine and geosciences.
The “Mogon II” supercomputer, which went into operation in the summer of 2017, ranks first among the fastest university computers in Germany. Its computing power was used, among other things, during the COVID-19 pandemic to select promising drug candidates.
The Collegium musicum was founded at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in 1946 by the then director of the musicological institute, Arnold Schmitz . After that it was under the direction of Ernst Laaff until 1972 . The subsequent collaboration with Wolfram Wehnert , who took over the management in 1973 , lasted almost ten years . Joshard Daus headed the institute from 1985 to 2012 . Felix Koch took over the management in October 2012. The aim is to closely link artistic, musicological and educational aspects.
The two main symphonic ensembles are the UniChor Mainz and the UniOrchester Mainz. The Gutenberg Chamber Choir has been selected since 2013.
The Johannes Gutenberg Debating Club (DCJG) has existed at the university since 2002 . Today it is one of the largest and most successful German-speaking debating clubs. The DCJG managed to win the title of German champion three times and that of German runner-up four times. This makes it the most successful club at the German Debate Championship to date.
The University of Mainz was one of the first universities in Germany to introduce the electronic exam ("E-exam") in 2004 and is considered a pioneer in this field nationwide. Meanwhile, 25% of all exams are written electronically.
At the Johannes Gutenberg University there are several international integrated courses of study in which at least one foreign degree is awarded in addition to the acquisition of a German degree. The main focus is on the binational Mainz-Dijon courses in the humanities and cultural sciences, the tri-national Master in European Studies and the participation of the University of Mainz in the joint degree program "Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism".
According to § 50 of the official regulation of the German spelling, the name of the university should be written with two hyphens: Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz . However, this university chose - in contrast to this - the spelling with just one hyphen: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz . So it will u. a. also referred to in the Higher Education Act of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, § 1 (2).
Rectors and Presidents
The university had a rector until 1974, who was assisted by a vice rector. Josef Schmid was the founding rector from 1946 to 1947 .
Since 1974 the university has had a president and two vice-presidents. Georg Krausch is currently President (since April 1, 2007); The current vice-presidents are Stephan Jolie (studies and teaching, since January 16, 2018) and Stefan Müller-Stach (research and young scientists, since April 1, 2017).
For a complete overview of the incumbents, see the list of rectors and presidents of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz .
Personalities (by year of birth)
- Johann Reinhard Ziegler (1569–1636), Jesuit , rector of the university, mathematician, astronomer and architect; Adviser to 3 electors from Mainz.
- Johann Joachim Becher (1635–1682), alchemist and economic theorist.
- Johann Friedrich von Pfeiffer (1717–1787), professor of camera studies
- Hermann Goldhagen (1718–1794), professor of exegesis
- Johann Georg Schlör (1732–1783), professor of canon law
- Gregor Köhler (1733–1819), professor of pastoral theology and liturgy
- Johann Peter Weidmann (1751–1819), professor of obstetrics, anatomy and surgery
- Georg Forster (1754–1794), naturalist, ethnologist, travel writer, journalist, essayist and revolutionary
- Felix Anton Blau (1754–1798), theologian, philosopher
- Johann Kaspar Riesbeck (1754–1786), writer
- Joseph Wenzel (1768–1808), anatomist
- Karl Wenzel (1769–1827), German physician
- Johann Josef Ignaz von Hoffmann (1777–1866), mathematician
- Josef Rings (1878–1957), architect, urban planner and professor
- Erwin Freundlich (1885–1964), astrophysicist and honorary professor in Mainz
- Herbert Kühn (1895–1980), prehistorian, religious scholar, art historian and philosopher.
- Carl Zuckmayer (1896–1977), writer
- Wilhelm Troll (1897–1978), botanist, morphologist and founder of the university's botanical garden
- Anna Seghers (1900–1983), writer
- Erich Welter (1900–1982), publicist and economist
- Alexander Herrmann (1900–1981), professor of ENT medicine
Between 1901 and 1945
- Leo Just (1901–1964), historian and founding dean of the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Mainz
- Karl Maria Hettlage (1902–1995), SS-Hauptsturmführer, 1956 Dean of the Faculty of Law and Economics, President of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research and member of the Science Council.
- Fritz Straßmann (1902–1980), chemist
- Fritz Jung (1903–1981), prosthetics and orthodontics
- Hans Rohrbach (1903–1993), mathematician and rector of the University of Mainz
- Werner Forßmann (1904–1979), physician, Nobel Prize winner, honorary professor
- Karl Holzamer (1906–2007), philosopher, educator and founding director of ZDF
- Friedrich August von der Heydte (1907–1994), lawyer, officer and politician
- Herbert Hess (1908–1977), tenor, university professor
- Josef Esser (1910–1999), legal scholar
- Alois Grillmeier (1910–1998), cardinal deacon, member of the Society of Jesus
- Berno Wischmann (1910–2001), university professor and founder of USC Mainz
- Leopold Horner (1911–2005), chemist, professor and discoverer of the Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons reaction
- Peter Paul Etz (1913–1995), painter, glass artist and professor.
- Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann (1916–2010), public opinion poller
- Jockel Fuchs (1919–2002), retired Mayor of Mainz D. (SPD)
- Hans Thiel (1919–2017), Germanist and author
- Karl-Otto Apel (1922–2017), philosopher, representative of critical theory and founder of discourse ethics
- Hans Buchheim (1922–2016), political scientist
- Gerhard Wahrig (1923–1978), linguist, lexicographer
- Paul Simsa (1924–2013), motor journalist
- Helmut Schoeck (1922–1993), sociologist and publicist
- Peter Scholl-Latour (1924–2014), Franco-German journalist and publicist
- Hanns Dieter Hüsch (1925–2005), cabaret artist
- Peter Ludwig (1925–1996), industrialist and art patron
- Irene Ludwig (1927–2010), art patron
- Dietrich Falke (* 1927), microbiologist and infectiologist
- Ernst Huberty (* 1927), sports journalist
- Ernesto Garzón Valdés (* 1927), legal philosopher and political scientist
- Wolfhart Pannenberg (1928–2014), theologian
- Klaus Rose (* 1928), economist
- Kurt Weber (1928–2015), cameraman
- Helmut Ringsdorf (* 1929), chemist
- Mario Adorf (* 1930), actor
- Hans Friderichs (* 1931), former Federal Minister of Economics. D. (FDP)
- Lothar Ullrich (1932-2013), theologian
- Paul J. Crutzen (* 1933), meteorologist and Nobel laureate in chemistry
- Karl Josef Cardinal Rauber (* 1934), papal diplomat
- Friedrich Beißer (1934–2019), theologian
- Oswald Ring (* 1935), lawyer and media manager
- Judita Cofman (1936–2001), mathematician and professor
- Karl Cardinal Lehmann (1936–2018), Bishop of Mainz
- Klaus Unger (* 1936), chemist
- Rolf Peffekoven (1938–2019), finance scientist
- Klaus Töpfer (* 1938), graduate economist, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety a. D. (CDU)
- Harald Scheid (* 1939), mathematician and author of specialist and teaching literature
- Eilert Herms (* 1940), theologian
- Konrad Kleinknecht (* 1940), physicist
- Thomas Koebner (* 1941), journalist, literary and media scholar
- Johannes Gerster (* 1941), lawyer, German CDU politician
- Werner Lachmann (* 1941), economist and business ethicist
- Eckhart Pick (* 1941), lawyer, retired university professor D. and German politician (SPD)
- Klaus Jung (1942–2018), doctor and university professor for sports medicine
- Hans Werner Kilz (* 1943), editor-in-chief of the Süddeutsche Zeitung
- Jürgen W. Falter (* 1944), political scientist
- Werner Guballa (1944–2012), auxiliary bishop in Mainz
- Jürgen Zöllner (* 1945), Senator for Education and Science in Berlin (SPD)
- Rainer Brüderle (* 1945), graduate economist, German politician of the FDP, 2009–2011 Federal Minister for Economics and Technology; 2011–2013 chairman of the FDP parliamentary group
- Theo Zwanziger (* 1945), former President of the German Football Association (DFB)
- Jens Beutel (1946–2019), Lord Mayor of Mainz (SPD)
- Stefan Hradil (* 1946), German sociologist
- Micha Brumlik (* 1947), educationalist and representative of critical theory
- Gerhard L. Cardinal Müller (* 1947), theologian and cardinal to the Curia
- Michael Linden (* 1948), German neurologist, psychiatrist and psychotherapist
- Rolf-Dieter Müller (* 1948), military historian and director of the Military History Research Office
- Manfred Siebald (* 1948), Americanist, Christian songwriter
- Franz Josef Jung (* 1949), Hessian CDU politician (including former Federal Minister ) and lawyer
- Marcel Reif (1949), television journalist and sports commentator
- Anne Trabant-Haarbach (* 1949), former coach of the German women's national football team
- Klaus Schönbach (* 1949), German communication and media scientist
- Lothar Schöne (* 1949), journalist and writer
- Maria Böhmer (* 1950), politician (CDU), Federal Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration
- Harald Strutz (* 1950), President of the 1st FSV Mainz 05
- Thomas Bierschenk (* 1951), German ethnologist and sociologist
- Hanns-Josef Ortheil (* 1951), writer
- Hartmut Schoen (* 1951), screenwriter, film director and producer
- Karl Friedrich Falkenberg (* 1952), high-ranking EU administrative officer (currently Director General Environment of the EU Commission )
- Gerhard Fischer-Münster (* 1952), German composer, conductor and pianist
- Klaus Kaldemorgen (* 1953), German economist and fund manager
- Guido Kratschmer (* 1953), track and field athlete and Olympic medalist
- Michael Matheus (* 1953), historian, 2002–2012 director of the German Historical Institute in Rome
- Kai-Uwe Bielefeld (* 1954), administrative officer and politician (independent)
- Michael Frenkel (* 1954), economist and rector of WHU
- Heinzpeter Hempelmann (* 1954), theologian and (religious) philosopher
- Herbert Dittgen (1956–2007), German political scientist and author
- Michel Friedman (* 1956), German lawyer, CDU politician, journalist and television presenter as well as a former Jewish functionary
- Hans-Jürgen Jakobs (* 1956), German economist and journalist
- Peter Frey (* 1957), German journalist ( ZDF editor-in-chief )
- Felix Leinen (* 1957), German mathematics professor and local politician ( ÖDP )
- Ulrich Neymeyr (* 1957), Bishop of Erfurt
- Harald Schmid (* 1957), track and field athlete and Olympic medalist
- Markus Höffer-Mehlmer (* 1958), cabaret artist, publicist and educationalist
- Nikolaus Alexander Nessler (* 1958), German artist, graphic designer, author and curator
- Georg Schmitz (* 1958), composer and music teacher
- Martin Schreiner (* 1958), religious educator and university professor
- Dirk Pohlmann (* 1959), screenwriter and film director
- Eckart Gaddum (* 1960), television journalist
- Axel Wintermeyer (* 1960), member of the Hessian state parliament , Minister of State in the business area of the Hessian Prime Minister and head of the Hessian State Chancellery
- Michael Hollmann (* 1961), historian and President of the Federal Archives
- Johannes A. Jehle (* 1961), geneticist and phytomedicist
- Thomas Kinne (* 1961), translator and television quizzer
- Alexander Stock (* 1962), journalist and media manager
- Thomas Anders (* 1963), German pop singer, composer and music producer
- Michael Hartmann (* 1963), Rhineland-Palatinate SPD politician (currently, inter alia, parliamentary group chairman in the secret service investigative committee of the Bundestag )
- Rainer Furch (* 1964), actor
- Christoph Thomas Link (* 1964), publicist
- Ludger Klimek (* 1964), German physician, non-fiction author, university lecturer and publicist
- Gundula Gause (* 1965), German TV presenter, news anchor and editor at ZDF (including co-presenter heute-journal )
- Beatrice Weder di Mauro (* 1965), Swiss economist, journalist and manager (2004 to 2012 also " Wirtschaftweise ")
- Uğur Şahin (* 1965), oncologist, immunologist and entrepreneur at BioNTech
- Andreas Fahr (* 1966), communication scientist
- Klaus Schmider (* 1966) German military historian
- Miriam Pharo (* 1966), writer
- Michael Ebling (* 1967), Lord Mayor of Mainz (SPD)
- Lenelotte Möller (* 1967), German high school teacher, historian, translator and author as well as editor of several books
- Sönke Neitzel (* 1968), military historian
- Andreas Türck (* 1968), German web TV entrepreneur and former radio and television presenter (best known for his daily talk show )
- John Grant (born 1968), American singer
- Dominique Lars Ziesemer (* 1969), television presenter
- Jochen Drees (* 1970), German doctor and referee in the Bundesliga
- Martin Blankemeyer (* 1971), German film director and film producer
- Norbert Himmler (* 1971), German media manager, program director of ZDF
- Katharina Saalfrank (* 1971), German qualified pedagogue, music therapist, columnist and author (made famous with the RTL reality soap Die Super-Nanny )
- Sabine Hornung (* 1971), German archaeologist and musician
- Clemens Bratzler (* 1972), television presenter
- Julia Klöckner (* 1972), CDU politician in Rhineland-Palatinate (currently, inter alia, state chairwoman of the CDU RLP , parliamentary group leader in the RLP state parliament and member of the CDU federal presidency )
- Rüdiger Bachmann (* 1974), Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Notre Dame
- Arne Ahrens (* 1975), director, screenwriter and film producer
- Jasmin Hekmati (* 1976), German television presenter
- Christian Humberg (* 1976), Rhineland-Palatinate bestselling author and literary translator
- Bernd Perplies (* 1977), writer
- Kristina Schröder (* 1977), CDU politician in Hesse
- Henning Laux (* 1979), sociologist and university professor
- Denis Alt (* 1980), politician and member of the Rhineland-Palatinate state parliament
- Benjamin Daniel (* 1983), German journalist and ZDF foreign reporter
- Nina Klinkel (* 1983), politician and member of the Rhineland-Palatinate state parliament
- Mark Ćwiertnia (* 1984), German singer, known under the name "Mark Forster"
Distinguished personalities of the university
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- Leo Just; Helmut Mathy: The University of Mainz. Outlines of their history . Mainz 1965.
- Heinrich Metzner: The old University of Mainz . In: The Old Mainz University. Commemorative letter on the occasion of the reopening of the University in Mainz as Johannes Gutenberg University. Mainz 1946.
- Aloys Ruppel: The teaching centers of the old Mainz University . In: The Old Mainz University. Commemorative letter on the occasion of the reopening of the University in Mainz as Johannes Gutenberg University. Mainz 1946, pp. 24-29.
- Jürgen Steiner: The artist faculty of the University of Mainz 1477–1562. Stuttgart 1988.
- Website of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
- History of the University of Mainz
- Bibliography on the history of the University of Mainz
- Website of the student television format of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, CampusTV
- Holdings of the university archive in the archive portal-D
- Collegium musicum
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