University of Hamburg
|University of Hamburg|
|motto||research, teaching, education|
|founding||March 28, 1919|
|Sponsorship||Science, Research and Equality Authority|
|Students||43,636 WS 2019/20|
|Employee||13,020 ( thereof 7,825 medicine; 2019 )|
|including professors||675 (of which 153 medicine; 2019 )|
|Annual budget||454 million euros plus 211 million euros third-party funding|
|Networks||DFH , German U15 , VNU|
The University of Hamburg , with more than 40,000 students is the largest university in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg , the largest research - and training facility in northern Germany and one of the ten largest universities in Germany . It has been recognized as Germany's University of Excellence since July 2019. It has had its headquarters in the Rotherbaum district since it was founded in 1919 . The university is divided into eight faculties that offer over 170 courses .
The university has not participated in rankings since 2012, but can still be found in international rankings. Among other things, it is listed in the Times Higher Education Ranking and Shanghai Ranking , the US News & World Report as well as the CWTS Leiden and CWUR Rankings among the top 200 universities worldwide in 2017, which corresponds to less than 1% of all institutions.
Among the 106 German universities, the most important rankings include the University of Hamburg in the top 10–20, and it achieved the highest positions in 2018 in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (4th place) and US News & World Report (7th place).
To date, five Nobel Prize winners have been associated with the University of Hamburg.
The University History Office was set up to research one's own history ; Hamburg's (post-) colonial heritage research center has also existed at the UHH since 2014, and was positively assessed by the Science Council in 2017 .
When Johannes Bugenhagen was in Hamburg in 1529 to give the city, which had become Protestant , new school and church rules, he founded Hamburg's first higher educational institution, the Johanneum School of Scholars , in the former St. Johannis Monastery . On the occasion of the foundation, the city library (from 1479) was also renewed.
Because of the high number of visitors to the Johanneum and to ward off the emigration of young people to the grammar schools in Stade and Bremen , the Academic Gymnasium was founded in 1613 , which prepared students for two years of studying at university. The college consisted of four and later six professors. The best-known rector of these two institutions was the Lübeck-born doctor Joachim Jungius , who worked in Hamburg from 1628 to 1657. Thereafter, the council and the citizenship neglected public academic education in Hamburg for centuries. Hamburg was a trading republic with overseas economic interests; the patriciate itself satisfied its educational needs through private tutors and private academies. The most important institutions were the Hamburg Commercial Academy , which was founded in 1768 with significant participation by Johann Georg Büsch and whose most important graduate was Alexander von Humboldt , and the Hamburg observatory from 1801, which was primarily about navigation .
The more modern Christianeum in neighboring Altona , heavily subsidized by the Danish Crown, increased the decline in those interested in public secondary schools from 1738 onwards. In 1837 the school of scholars had 125 pupils, the Academic Gymnasium 18 (residents of Hamburg 1806: 130,000).
At the end of the 19th century the hapless Academic Gymnasium was closed and the Senate established a general lecture system for further education and dissemination of science , which still exists today. The teaching staff consisted of guest lecturers and the directors of the scientific institutions of Hamburg (Chemical State Laboratory, Physical State Laboratory, Botanical Garden Hamburg , Laboratory for Goods Science). In 1900 the Institute for Ship and Tropical Diseases was added. It was not until 1910 that the Senate approved the first two public secondary schools for girls in Hamburg, after non-Protestants had been admitted to secondary schools for 60 years.
At the beginning of the 20th century, wealthy private individuals tried to found a state university, but applications to Hamburg's Senate and citizenship remained unsuccessful. Although Werner von Melle , as a senator and later as mayor, made the amalgamation of these institutions into one university his life's work, this plan failed in the class-based citizenship. There prevailed the voices that wanted Hamburg to be limited to its dominant role as a commercial metropolis and that they eschewed both the costs of a university and the social demands of its professors. The proponents founded the Hamburg Scientific Foundation in 1907 and the Hamburg Colonial Institute in 1908. The first-named institution supported the recruitment of scholars for the chairs of general lectures and the financing of research trips, the Hamburg Colonial Institute was responsible for all educational and research questions for all overseas areas. In the same year the citizenship approved a building site on the moor pasture for the construction of the lecture building donated by Edmund Siemers for general teaching. The building was ceremoniously handed over by Siemers to the then mayor Max Predöhl on May 13, 1911 . Today the Faculty of Humanities (Dean's Office and Department of Cultural Studies, Asia-Africa Institute ) as well as the University History Office and the University Museum are housed in the main building and its wings . The First World War interrupted efforts to establish a university in the Hanseatic city.
After the end of the war, the first freely elected citizenship made Werner von Melle, one of the best-known university proponents, a member of the Senate in 1919 (elected first mayor and university president there) and passed a provisional law on a Hamburg university and adult education center . The number of full professorships in Hamburg was increased from 19 to 39. In addition to the state institutes, the colonial institute and general lectures were integrated into the university. The General Hospital Eppendorf, however, only became a university hospital in 1934 .
In 1929/30 Ernst Cassirer was one of the first Jewish rectors in Germany in Hamburg.
The university experienced its first heyday in the Weimar Republic . Several thousand students were permanently enrolled in the four faculties, scholars such as Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy , Aby Warburg and Ernst Cassirer came to the up-and-coming university. The number of full professors grew to 75 by 1931. Because students in particular suffered from the poor economic situation that prevailed in the republic at that time, the Hamburg Student Aid Association was founded in 1922 . The association opened the first student dormitory in Hamburg on Elsässer Strasse in Dulsberg in autumn and the city's first cafeteria on Rentzelstrasse in the summer of the following year.
As early as May 1, 1933 - less than two months after the Reichstag elections in March 1933 - the Hamburg University (later “Hanseatic University”) acknowledged Adolf Hitler as its leader in a ceremony . As Vice-Rector , Ludolph Brauer welcomed the “great German national survey”. Massive political influence also led to the removal of books by unpopular authors from the libraries in Hamburg and harassment against alleged opponents of the people . About fifty scientists, including Ernst Cassirer and William Stern , had to leave the university.
At least ten students were suspected of collaborating with the White Rose Hamburg and arrested, four of them died: the chemistry student Hans Conrad Leipelt was executed with the guillotine on January 29, 1945 in Munich-Stadelheim , the medical student Frederick Geussenhainer died of starvation in the concentration camp in April 1945 Mauthausen , Reinhold Meyer , a student of philosophy , was murdered on November 12, 1944 in the Fuhlsbüttel concentration camp , and the medical student Margaretha Rothe died on April 15, 1945 in a hospital in Leipzig as a result of her imprisonment. In 1971 a commemorative plaque designed by Fritz Fleer to commemorate the four resistance fighters was set into the floor in the foyer of the Audimax .
Immediate post-war period
In the immediate post-war period , in the 1945 summer semester, the Hamburg University remained closed. In the winter semester 1945/46 it was reopened as the University of Hamburg .
On May 15, 1945, before the reopening, a representation of around 20 students was formed. In August 1945 this was recognized by the British occupying forces. At the same time, the occupying power gave the order to prepare democratic elections for representation. Elections were made in Hamburg at the end of 1946. The first student representation to be elected was called the Central Committee of the Student Associations in Hamburg or the Central Committee of the Hamburg Student Union . In the spring of 1947 the name of the General Student Committee (AStA) of the University of Hamburg was adopted.
In the first post-war semester 1945/46 a total of 2,872 students were enrolled. 601 (20.92%) students were admitted to the Philosophical Faculty, 952 (33.14%) to the Medical Faculty and 812 (28.27%) to the Law and Political Science Faculty. In the semester mentioned, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences alone had fewer admissions than the Philosophical Faculty with 506 (17.61%) students.
In addition to the four founding faculties (law and political science, medicine, philosophy and natural sciences), the (Protestant) theological faculty and (by splitting off from the law and political science faculty) the economic and social science faculty were added in 1954. In the late 1950s and early 1960s the Auditorium maximum ( Audimax ) and the Philosophenturm ( Phil Tower ) at Von-Melle-Park were inaugurated, and the Botanical Institutes and the Loki-Schmidt-Garten were relocated to Klein Flottbek. With the student boom of the 1970s, the Geomatikum , the buildings on Martin-Luther-King-Platz and the Economics building (the Wiwi Bunker ) and other buildings that are still distinctive today were added. Nevertheless, there was not enough space on the main campus and so the university today uses properties throughout the entire Hamburg city area. In 1998 and 2002, the wing buildings donated by the couple Hannelore and Helmut Greve in the main building of the university on Edmund-Siemers-Allee were moved into. Other university facilities are located in other parts of the city; the University Clinic in Eppendorf, the Loki-Schmidt-Garten and the Institute for Plant Sciences and Microbiology (IPM) in Flottbek, the Institute for Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries Sciences (IMF) in Altona near the port and Elbe, the observatory in Bergedorf and some physical institutes in Bahrenfeld, where the German electron synchrotron ( DESY ) also works. Since 1994 computer science has been concentrated in Stellingen (Informatikum) .
In 1967, in the course of the 1968 movement, there were also student protests at the University of Hamburg. The campaign Under the Gowns - Muff of 1000 Years made headlines nationwide. At this university too, an extra-parliamentary opposition was formed with the assistance of the SDS . On the night of October 31st to November 1st, 1968, students at the University of Hamburg fell two monuments in front of the main building of the university. Those who fell from the pedestal were the two colonial officers Hermann von Wissmann and Hans Dominik . In 1969, the citizens passed a new university law that dissolved the faculties and replaced them with 15 departments. This initiated the transition from the traditional full-time university to a reformed group university. The university's self-administration has been strengthened and the third parity of students and employees has been enshrined in law. The office of rector was abolished and replaced by the office of president. In the Higher Education Act of 1979, parts of these reforms were reversed by order of the judge.
The number of faculties had grown to 19 when the Faculty of Law I (classical training) and the Faculty of Law II ( so-called single-stage training ), founded in 1974 , were merged into the common Faculty of Law (FB 02) on April 1, 1998. Since then there has not been a department with the number 17.
Since the mid-1990s, the university's budget has been cut regularly, while measures to reduce the average length of study and to reduce the drop-out rate have been sought. Efforts to harmonize the European higher education landscape ( Bologna process ) required additional structural measures both in terms of administration and study regulations. The reform and austerity process continues to this day.
In 2002 the Dohnanyi Commission, headed by the former Mayor of Hamburg Klaus von Dohnanyi ( SPD ) , proposed massive changes to the university structure and administration on behalf of the Hamburg Senate ( CDU - FDP - Schill ).
As a result of the recommendations drawn up by this commission, on April 1, 2005, the Hamburg University of Economics and Politics (HWP) was made part of the University of Hamburg by law against the will of the two universities involved. The previous 17 departments and the HWP were combined into seven faculties .
On June 28, 2006, the Hamburg citizenship introduced general tuition fees at Hamburg universities with the Student Financing Act, which were charged from the 2007 summer semester. These were abolished again in the 2012/2013 winter semester.
In October 2012, the university's executive committee decided not to take part in national or international comparisons with other universities until further notice. This decision was justified by the fact that the university's effort to process the increasing number of surveys and rankings would increase massively and tie up personnel capacities.
The university celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019 with a series of lectures lasting several semesters on its own history, which was organized by the Department of University History .
Jewish past of the university district
The university is geographically located in the former and present center of Jewish life in the city , the Grindel district in the Eimsbüttel district. The Bornplatz synagogue, which was destroyed during the Reichspogromnacht , stood on the edge of today's campus of the university until 1939 .
On the former location of the Bornplatz synagogue, the former vaulted ceiling of the synagogue was recreated in the floor of the original scale in 1988 on the 50th anniversary of the Reichspogromnacht using granite stones. The square designed by Margit Kahl together with Bernhard Hirche was named after the last Hamburg chief rabbi before the war, Joseph Carlebach , who was deported with his community in 1941 and killed in 1942.
In 2003, on the 120th birthday of Carlebach, the University of Hamburg founded the Joseph Carlebach Prize, which has been awarded every two years since 2004. The prize is awarded to young academics for outstanding scientific contributions from the Hamburg area on Jewish history, religion and culture.
The Yiddish language can be studied at the University's Department of German Studies .
The University of Hamburg is divided into eight faculties.
|Surname||Area of Expertise||meaning|
|Emil Artin||Math ( algebra )||1889-1962||Co-founder of modern algebra|
|Carl Heinrich Becker||Oriental studies||1876-1933||1925–1930 Prussian Minister of Education (independent)|
|Hans Blumenberg||philosophy||1920-1996||Author of important works on the history of philosophy|
|Hans Peter Bull||Administrative law||1936||First Federal Commissioner for Data Protection ; Interior Minister in Schleswig-Holstein|
|Ernst Cassirer||philosophy||1874-1945||Main work of cultural philosophy: Philosophy of symbolic forms|
|Lothar Collatz||mathematics||1910-1990||Eminent numerical mathematician ; Collatz problem ; multiple honorary doctorates|
|Ralf Gustav Dahrendorf||Sociology at the Academy for Community Economy (later University of Hamburg)||1929-2009||German-British sociologist, politician and publicist|
|Otto Dempwolff||Indonesian and South Seas languages||1871-1938||Linguist: Research into African languages|
|Peter Drucker||National economy||1909-2005||Pioneer of modern management theory , recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom ; Student in Hamburg (1920s)|
|Fritz Fischer||history||1908-1999||Research on German politics in the First World War; Trigger of the Fischer controversy|
|Constantin Floros||Musicology||1930||Important musicologist on the music of the Middle Ages and the 18th to 20th centuries|
|Herbert Gardemin||Orthopedics||1904-1968||Dean of the Medical Faculty|
|Erich Hecke||mathematics||1887-1947||Important number theorist (algebraic number theory, theory of modular forms )|
|Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem||Jurisprudence||1940||Federal constitutional judge 1999–2008|
|Karl Horatz||Anesthesiology||1913-1996||First professor for anesthesiology in Germany|
|Alfons Maria Jakob||medicine||1884-1931||Discoverer of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease|
|J. Hans D. Jensen||physics||1907-1973||1963 Nobel Prize in Physics|
|Pascual Jordan||physics||1902-1980||important theoretical physicist , co-founder of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory|
|Walter Kaminsky||chemistry||1941||Chemist, developer of Kaminsky catalysts and the Hamburg process for recycling plastics|
|Hermann Kümmell||surgery||1852-1937||Pioneer of X-ray diagnostics|
|Bernhard Nocht||medicine||1857-1945||Founder of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine|
|Erwin Panofsky||Art history||1892-1968||One of the most important art historians of the 20th century; Founder of iconology|
|Wolfgang Paul||physics||1913-1993||1989 Nobel Prize in Physics|
|Wolfgang Pauli||physics||1900-1958||Physics Nobel Prize Winner 1945|
|Jan Philipp Reemtsma||German studies||1952||Founder and board member of the Hamburg Institute for Social Research (HIS)|
|Theodor Rumpf||Internal Medicine||1851-1934||1892 director of the UKE|
|Helmut Schelsky||sociology||1912-1984||One of the most influential sociologists of the West German post-war period until the late 1960s|
|Karl Schiller||National economy||1911-1994||former Federal Minister for Economics and Finance|
|Hasso Scholz||pharmacology||1937||Member of the Leopoldina|
|Eberhard Schorsch||Sexology||1935-1991||Doctor, psychiatrist and sex researcher. Chairman of the German Society for Sexual Research from 1982 to 1985|
|Dietrich Schwanitz||English studies , literary studies||1940-2004||Author of the 1995 published and later filmed novel " The Campus "|
|Bruno Snell||Classical Philology||1896-1992||1944 founder of the “Thesaurus Linguae Graecae” , 1947 co-founder of the Jungius Society , 1951–1953 rector of the university|
|Hans Steinhart||Agricultural scientist , biochemist and longstanding managing director of the Food Chemistry Institute at the University of Hamburg||1940||Carrier of the Federal Cross of Merit, First Class|
|Otto Stern||physics||1888-1969||Physics Nobel Prize Winner 1943|
|William Stern||psychology||1871-1938||Founder of differential psychology and inventor of the intelligence quotient|
|Thomas Straubhaar||Economics||1957||Director of the Hamburg Institute for the World Economy , Ambassador for the New Social Market Economy Initiative|
|Werner Thieme||Administrative law and administrative science||1923||Constitutional judges in Saarland and Hamburg|
|Hermann Arthur Thost||ENT medicine||1854-1937||First director of the ENT clinic|
|Friedemann Schulz of Thun||Psychology and communication science||1944||Communication square , inner team , Schulz von Thun Institute for Communication|
|John von Neumann||mathematics||1903-1957||Mathematician, important work on quantum mechanics and game theory|
|Ida Valeton||geology||1922-2016||Important bauxite researcher|
|Aby Warburg||Art history||1866-1929||Founder of the Warburg Institute|
|Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker||Physics , philosophy||1912-2007||Nuclear physicist and peace researcher|
|Emil Wolff||English studies||1879-1952||Appointed rector of the university by the British occupation forces after the end of National Socialism|
|Egmont Zechlin||History and journalism||1896-1992||1947–1967 in Hamburg, founding director of the Hans Bredow Institute from 1950|
|Max August Zorn||Mathematics (algebra, set theory )||1906-1993||Lemma of anger|
More university professors
The Max Planck working groups for structural molecular biology were founded in 1985 to use the synchrotron radiation available at the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) to study the structure and dynamics of biomolecules . There is a close collaboration with the Hamburg Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory ( HASYLAB ) and the Hamburg outstation of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), as well as the Max Planck Institutes for Molecular Genetics (Berlin), Biochemistry (Munich), and Medical Research (Heidelberg).
The “Protein Dynamics” and “ Cytoskeleton ” working groups are outstations of the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry and Medical Research; the Ribosome Structure working group has been independent since 1991
Together with the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf , the University of Hamburg maintains the Hamburg Center for Health Economics (HChE), a 2010 based health economic research center. A master’s degree in Health Economics & Health Care Management is offered there.
At the Institute of Plant Science and Microbiology, research is carried out on algae bioreactors that fix carbon dioxide , can be integrated into house facades and whose end products are used as biofuel or food supplements . There is also a pilot plant from the energy supplier E.ON in the Reitbrook district . The Microalgae and Zygnematophyceae Collection Hamburg (MZCH) contains over 550 strains of microalgae, including numerous endangered species .
The BIOGUM, with a research focus on biotechnology , society and the environment, whose task was to assess the impact of technology in the area of genetic engineering , was closed at the end of 2016 by decision of the Executive Committee.
The department for mass spectrometry in the chemistry department supports the free software OpenChrom , which emerged from a startup and was funded as part of the EXIST program. As part of the Computer Chemistry Network in Hamburg , experiences are exchanged and conferences for young scientists are organized. The successful spin-off was specifically funded by the University of Hamburg.
The Thünen Institute cooperates with the University of Hamburg as part of the Competence Center for Wood Origin . The aim of the timber industry is to counter trade fraud and unfair competition (such as the use of tropical timber from overexploitation ) by improving classic pyrolysis - GC-MS or modern bioanalytics . After an austerity measure by the university to compensate for the deficit in the department of biology, the renowned institute for wood sciences in Lohbrügge and its cooperation partners will remain in place, but there has been a sharp reduction in staff and three chairs have been dissolved.
The Inorganic Solid State Chemistry / Material Science working group deals with the further development of hydride storage systems and lithium batteries . In the Institute for Physical Chemistry , nanomaterials for modern solar cells are developed.
The main research focus of the Institute for Food Chemistry is the protection of consumers from unfair competition , such as the differentiation between marzipan / persipan using the polymerase chain reaction , wheat / spelled using real-time quantitative PCR or determining the origin of asparagus using ICP-MS .
At the interdisciplinary center for structural systems biology (CSSB), the structures of pathogens are clarified. The knowledge gained in this way should enable the development of new healing methods and medicines.
Collaborative Research Centers
There are currently seven Collaborative Research Centers (SFB) in Hamburg . These are long-term DFG- funded research projects. Two of these special research areas are carried out in cooperation with the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE).
- (expired) SFB 470: Glycostructures in Biosystems - Representation and Effect (in cooperation with the UKE)
- (expired) SFB 508: Quantum Materials - Lateral Structures, Hybrid Systems and Clusters
- (expired) SFB 512: Low Pressure Areas and Climate System of the North Atlantic
- (expired) SFB 538: Multilingualism
- SFB 668: Magnetism from Single Atom to Nanostructure
- SFB 676: Particles, Strings and the Early Universe
- SFB 841: Liver Inflammation (in cooperation with the UKE)
- SFB 925: Light-Induced Dynamics and Control of Correlated Quantum Systems
- SFB 936: Multi-Site Communication in the Brain - Functional coupling of neural activity in the CNS
- SFB 950: Manuscript Cultures in Asia, Africa and Europe
Four excellence clusters at the university have been funded by the German Research Foundation since 2019:
- CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter (Photon and Nanosciences)
- Climate, Climatic Change, and Society (CLICCS)
- Understanding Written Artefacts (manuscript research)
- Quantum Universe (mathematics, particle physics, astrophysics, cosmology)
Associated institutes of the University of Hamburg are:
- Institute for European Integration of the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg Foundation
- Research Center for Contemporary History in Hamburg (FZH)
- Leibniz Institute for Media Research, Hans Bredow Institute (HBI)
- Heinrich Pette Institute - Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology
- Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH)
- Confucius Institute at the University of Hamburg
- Mission Academy at the University of Hamburg
- Northeast Institute Lüneburg. Institute for Culture and History of Germans in Northeast Europe V. (IKGN)
The central admission office is now heavily digitized and in Hamburg also issues admission in advance if applicants meet the requirements. She also advises students if they have received an electronic rejection.
Since May 2005 the university has been divided into six faculties and seven institutions directly connected to the senate . The faculties are divided into departments or departments. The largest single subject area is medicine with the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf . The largest course is social economics with over 2,200 students and the four interdisciplinary fields of business administration , economics , law and sociology , which formed an independent university ( HWP ) until 2005 .
The majority of the courses at the University of Hamburg were converted to the Bachelor / Master system from 2005 to 2007 . One challenge was the conversion of the teacher training courses, all of which were converted for the 2007/08 winter semester; the center for teacher training in Hamburg was responsible for this. The state examination course in food chemistry was changed for the winter semester 2016/17. The study day in an electronic student information system ( STiNE arranged), the module applications , examination dates and schedules summarized.
There is also the option of taking up research-oriented doctoral studies at six graduate schools . In addition to the graduate colleges funded by the German Research Foundation, the University of Hamburg also has a number of its own graduate schools such as the School of Integrated Climate System Sciences , the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law or the Graduate School Media and Communication . Scientists as well as social and economic experts, media scientists and peace researchers work at the KlimaCampus. The focus is on the “CliSAP” cluster of excellence - funded by the German Research Foundation . PIER stands for Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research and is a cooperation between the University of Hamburg and the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY). With the State Excellence Initiative (LExI) in the cluster, the departments of the MIN Faculty cooperate with DESY and the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht - Center for Materials and Coastal Research (GKSS). There are also collaborations with the Center for Applied Nanotechnology (CAN) and the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center Hamburg (INCH) in the field of nanotechnology .
The Hamburg School of Food Science (HSFS) is trying to establish a supraregional science center for food . It is supported by a so-called Strategy Board, which is chaired by numerous prominent personalities from the food industry and science . In addition, as part of the Food Science Meets Industry initiative, the science center organizes think tanks to improve food safety along the value chain . Independently of this, the Department of Food Microbiology and Biotechnology is located at the Institute for Plant Science and Microbiology.
The quality assurance of teaching is coordinated by the Faculty of Education at the Evaluation Service Point across all departments. As with the initial study survey, the EvaSys evaluation software from Electric Paper Evaluationssysteme GmbH from Lüneburg is used for this.
Since academic degrees were not automatically linked to a job guarantee for a long time and there was damage in transit when the diploma certificates were sent, the professors organized graduation ceremonies for their students. Above all, Hans Steinhart , who initially paid for the bouquets for his graduates out of his own pocket. Meanwhile, an industrial is sponsoring with prominent keynote speakers usual, then the networking invite. Some of the events have the character of a job fair .
Studying without a high school diploma
A specialty of the University of Hamburg is the study without a high school diploma. On the fields of industrial engineering and social economy people without to high school across the open university entrance via university entrance exam to study. That is why the basic course also includes introductory courses and bridging seminars that are tailored for people from the second and third educational pathways. The students can integrate their Abitur knowledge or the existing professional experience into the course.
A “ general lecture system ”, which both organizes its own events and summarizes suitable university courses, has been available to the public since 1919. It is intended to give the citizens of the Hamburg metropolitan region an insight into the scientific community and to enable lifelong learning , as well as to facilitate the transition from studies to work for graduates, as well as to help students make decisions about their subject or career choice . In the Science Slam , young researchers present their research results in competitions.
With Lecture2Go a service facility exists of a regional data center which publicly available video recordings of lectures and courses takes, then as web video presents into the net, Open Access promotes in education.
The properties of the University of Hamburg are spread over the entire city area. The main building with the wing structures is located at the Dammtor / Universität train station not far from the main campus (Von-Melle-Park) with the Carl von Ossietzky State and University Library , the Audimax and several other teaching buildings. On the other side of Grindelallee, other teaching buildings are grouped around Martin-Luther-King-Platz. The Geomatikum near the Schlump underground station forms the end to the west . The Physics Department is spread across the Jungiusstrasse, Bergedorf (Hamburg observatory) and Bahrenfeld (DESY and other facilities) locations . Biology maintains locations in Klein Flottbek ( Loki-Schmidt-Garten ) and at Martin-Luther-King-Platz. Computer science was transferred to the Informatikum in Stellingen in 1991. The medical faculty is located in the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf .
In the uni kontor on the main campus, clothing and study utensils with the university's seal or corporate design can be obtained. The logo was developed by the designer Peter Schmidt in 2000 and further developed in 2010.
The decision to reintegrate the IT center into the Rotherbaum campus was made in 2004, but has not yet been implemented. In addition, in 2009 and 2010, a complete or partial new university building on the Kleiner Grasbrook in the former port area south of the Norderelbe was considered. The reason for a new building is the structural situation: around 160,000 square meters of usable space of the total of 220,000 square meters are in need of renovation. The renovation costs are estimated to be in the three-digit million range. In the summer of 2010, the plan for a complete university move and the associated new building was discarded. Instead, the existing campus at the Eimsbüttel site is to be modernized and expanded.
The Studierendenwerk Hamburg was once again awarded for its catering in 13 canteens in the certification by the German Institute for Communal Catering. This is achieved through an enormous variety of the menu and implementation of the concept of risk analysis and critical control points with a focus on the health well-being of the guests. Particular emphasis is placed on employee development and fairness towards business partners when purchasing goods. This is the only way to maintain high quality at student-friendly prices.
With the FitnessCard, SportsCard and SchwimmCard there are flat rate offers for university sports . 250 courses in 50 different sports are offered. Special courses must be booked separately: sailing , rowing , canoeing , golfing , swimming , diving . More recently, heart rate controlled courses offered: Running , indoor cycling , fitness training and cycling and cycling offered -Lernkurse. Sightseeing in Hamburg is also possible with canoe and dragon boats . Special women's sports courses are also offered, as well as climbing in the high ropes course . Even gliding is possible, but also a simple Zumba meeting . The University of Hamburg also has its own student riding group.
There are various university groups at the university, including political (e.g. CampusGrün , Juso-HSG , RCDS , SDS * or LHG ) and non-partisan ( JEF university group ), religious e.g. B. the two church groups ESG and KSG as well as other interest groups. All students have the opportunity to actively participate via one of the existing political groups or their own university groups in the AStA , a student council or in the student parliament (StuPa) and thus get involved with students and the university as a whole. There is also a semi-autonomous queer section that deals with gender and queer studies . There is also a semi-autonomous section for disabled and chronically ill students (RBCS). There is also a public relations department . Service facilities for students by students include an info café, a recycling shop and organic fruit and vegetables at student prices . There is also a welcome week for foreign students .
Most of the 30 student associations based in Hamburg today come from other universities that they had to leave due to the Peace Treaty of Versailles , the loss of the eastern territories of the German Empire or the division of Germany . The oldest connections in Hamburg are the Corps Irminsul and the Landsmannschaft Hammonia. Both were founded before the University of Hamburg in the 19th century.
Central institutions of the university and university-related institutions
In addition to the Carl von Ossietzky State and University Library , there are 65 other libraries in the departments and other institutions. Parts of the university library are housed in the former school building of the Wilhelm-Gymnasium . One of the largest is the Law Library, which was completed in 2005 and extends over five floors. It was attached to the old law house and, with its green, yellow and white glass facade, is an eye-catcher on Rothenbaumchaussee.
The Career Center is a central and therefore cross-faculty institution of the University of Hamburg. With advice and coaching , the employees accompany students and graduates on their way to work and support them with professional orientation, career and strategy planning as well as the development of key competencies that are useful for their studies and work. There are also working groups and collaborations with external providers.
Stellenwerk is a brand under which Universität Hamburg Marketing GmbH has been offering commercial job portals for various universities and technical colleges in Germany since 2007. Universität Hamburg Marketing GmbH has existed as a 100% subsidiary of Universität Hamburg since 2002 . It was founded with the aim of using the premises of the University of Hamburg commercially . The managing director has been Mr. Jochen Taaks since 2002. In 2016 Universität Hamburg Marketing GmbH had around 90 employees, around 15 of whom work for Stellenwerk.
As a corporation under public law, Universität Hamburg Marketing GmbH u. a. committed to the Hamburg Corporate Governance Code . In the past, therefore, there have been several inquiries complaining about the inadequate transparency of Universität Hamburg Marketing GmbH. High internal costs were also criticized, which run counter to the original purpose of the company to utilize the premises of the University of Hamburg profitably. With the expansion to job fairs and job fairs throughout Germany, Stellenwerk is also competing with its commercial offers with non-profit student initiatives such as AIESEC , bonding , MTP - Marketing between theory and practice .
- HamburgAlumni : HamburgAlumni offers former students and employees of the University of Hamburg a forum for professional and personal communication.
- GdFF : The Society of Friends and Supporters of the Department of Social Economics (formerly HWP) e. V. sees itself today as an advocate for the two central elements of the HWP study model: First, an interdisciplinary course with the subjects of business administration, economics, sociology and law, which builds on the practical experience of the students and enables them to work in companies, organizations without Employment character and administration prepared, and secondly, the open university entrance, which opens the door to a scientific degree for applicants without a high school diploma but with qualified professional experience after an entrance exam. The GdFF also sees itself as an alumni organization that provides access to a network of students, graduates and members of the teaching staff.
- AVHS : The Alumni Association Hamburg Sociologists e. V. is a network for professional, scientific and private exchange for graduates and students of the Institute for Sociology at the University of Hamburg. With the activities, the alumni want to maintain and establish contact with alumni and with the University of Hamburg, arrange professional contacts, exchange specialist knowledge and bring students, alumni, companies and the university into conversation with one another. The AVHS also offers science a forum in everyday work beyond social science theory.
- The Friends and Friends of Chemistry at Universität Hamburg e. V. was founded in 2000 to make studying chemistry in Hamburg more attractive. Former students should visit their alma mater again. Closely related to this are the organization and design of meetings between alumni and students. With the help of this association, the contact with schools in Hamburg and the surrounding area should be improved by supporting cooperation efforts and setting up trial courses for students and teachers. An employee newspaper is published regularly. In addition, chemistry studies in Hamburg are to be made more attractive and contact with lecturers is to be maintained. The association is supported by BDF Beiersdorf , Joo, Lilly , Wiley-VCH , Aurubis and the local bookstore boysen + mauke.
The International Office regulates the scientific exchange across national borders. It is possible to take part in the ERASMUS program. There is also a DAAD Eastern partnership. It is a partner university of the European Interuniversity Center for Human Rights and Democratization . The university also participates in the Association of North German Universities . The University of Hamburg is also a member of the German U15 association , an association of the leading universities in Germany.
Awards and funding measures
In 2010, the University of Hamburg received the “ family-friendly university audit ” certificate . The university also promotes gender equality through an annual award. These and future measures are bundled and coordinated at the Equal Opportunities Office . In 2019, the university received the Stifterverband's diversity audit for the implementation of diversity management to promote diversity at the university. In 2018 the university was again awarded the "Audit Internationalization" of the University Rectors' Conference.
The University of Hamburg was successful in the Excellence Strategy , the competition to sustainably strengthen cutting-edge research in Germany: Since 2019 the German Research Foundation has been funding four clusters of excellence : "CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter" (photon and nanosciences), " Climate, Climatic Change, and Society (CliCCS) ”(climate research),“ Understanding Written Artefacts ”(manuscript research) and“ Quantum Universe ”(mathematics, particle physics, astrophysics, cosmology).
In addition, in July 2019 the university received the status of a University of Excellence for its concept of the “Flagship University”.
With the initial issue date March 1, 2019 was approved by the Deutsche Post AG , a special stamp in the denomination of 260 euro cents with the inscription 100 years University of Hamburg issued. The design comes from the graphic artist Christopher Jung from Berlin.
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