University of Trier
|University of Trier|
|founding||1473 (old university)
1970 (new university)
|Students||12,594 (WS 2018/2019)|
|Employee||2,095 (WS 2018/2019)|
|including professors||162 (WS 2018/2019)|
|Annual budget||≈ € 117 million (2015)|
|Networks||DFH , MGU , University of the Greater Region|
The University of Trier is a medium-sized state university in the Rhineland-Palatinate city of Trier on the Moselle . Founded in 1473 and closed under French occupation in 1798 after 325 years of existence, it was reopened in 1970. Around 12,500 students and a total of around 2,000 employees learn, work and research on the campus at an altitude above the city. In 2013 the university campus was recognized by the Association of German Landscape Architects as one of 100 special places in Germany.
The university is a research-active and internationally networked university that values interdisciplinary, application-oriented and practice-oriented teaching and research. Selected natural and environmental sciences as well as mathematics and computer science complement the range of social sciences and humanities. A total of 30 subjects are spread across six departments .
Due to its location in the center of Europe and numerous partnerships with universities around the world, the University of Trier is internationally oriented. There are exchange agreements with almost 200 universities in Europe and another 40 worldwide (especially in the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan and China) as well as around ten percent of foreign students from around 100 countries. A specialty is the subject-specific foreign language training of lawyers and economists in ten languages.
As a member of the University of the Greater Region , the University of Trier offers students and researchers the opportunity to study and research at six universities at the same time: the University of Lorraine ( Université de Lorraine ) in Metz and Nancy , the University of Luxembourg , and the University of Liège (Université de Liège), Saarland University and the Technical University of Kaiserslautern .
The decision to found the University of Trier was probably made in 1450 (so-called "Holy Year"), when the Archbishop of Trier, Archbishop Jakob I of Sierck , made a pilgrimage to Rome and met Nikolaus von Kues , who was active there as a Curia Cardinal and was probably open to the idea of founding a university in his home region. Pope Nicholas V then allowed the Archbishop of Trier to found a university on February 2, 1455. Jakob von Sierck was unable to carry out the project for financial reasons and died a short time after the corresponding papal bulls were issued. His successor, Johann II von Baden, was involved in various feuds and therefore had neither money nor time to worry about founding a university in Trier.
After long negotiations with the archbishop, the city of Trier finally acquired the founding documents from the archbishop for 2000 gold guilders and opened the university itself on March 16, 1473. Theology, philosophy, medicine and law were taught, initially mainly by priests and part-time lecturers. The new facility was successful, but around 10% of the city's budget had to be used to maintain it. The unexpectedly high expenses forced people to be thrifty, especially when it came to paying teachers.
Right from the start, the university suffered from considerable financial difficulties due to a massive decline in the population of Trier (from 10,000 in 1363 to 8,500 in 1542), which was caused, among other things, by outbreaks of the plague and exacerbated by the remote location of the city. When the dean of the theological faculty, Ambrosius Pelargus, died in 1554, his post remained vacant because there were no other lecturers apart from him. After an offer by Elector Johann VI. von der Leyen took over the management of the Jesuits in 1560 and rebuilt the theological and philosophical faculties, but neglected the other subjects. A secular reform of the law school failed in 1667; the lack of money did not allow permanent employment of teachers. The population, and thus the financial performance of the city and diocese, had reached an all-time low. A radical reform of the secular subjects was not achieved until 1722. Elector Franz Ludwig von Pfalz-Neuburg secured a state salary for the teaching staff for the first time, which allowed the employment of well-known scholars such as Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim . In the second half of the 18th century there were more and more reservations about the Jesuits, who were mainly accused of conspiracies to increase their power. Therefore a second theological faculty was established in Trier in 1764, independent of the Jesuit order, which was looked after by a small delegation of Benedictines . Unrelated teaching areas were also set up at the other faculties, but without being able to stop the internal and external decline.
In 1773 the Society of Jesus was abolished by the Pope. The Jesuit theological and philosophical faculty was spun off and existed for a few years as the Seminarium Clementinum, the teaching assignment was transferred to the Benedictine faculty. In 1794, Trier was occupied by French revolutionary troops. The French administration closed Trier University on April 6, 1798, as did the universities of Cologne and Mainz, due to the “political unreliability” of the teaching staff.
In 1969, the state government of Rhineland-Palatinate decided to found a second university alongside Mainz . Just one month after the decision, Trier and Kaiserslautern were selected as locations. In 1970, the Trier-Kaiserslautern dual university was founded. While Kaiserslautern specialized in natural sciences, a humanities faculty was established in Trier. As planned from the beginning, the two sub-universities became independent in 1975, but the separation between technical study options in Kaiserslautern and humanities in Trier remained. It was decided to build a new university building on the plateau near Tarforst . Until its (partial) completion, the lessons took place on the other side of the Moselle in the rooms of the former college of education, today's Schneidershof location of the Trier University of Applied Sciences .
Under the direction of the Trier-Nord state building authority, the Tarforst campus was designed, planned and implemented in three construction stages (1974-78, 1979-85, 1989-92) according to the concept of its two managers, Ludwig Weinspach (1932–1991) and Konrad Müller . After the completion of the first building in 1977, the relocation took place with initially numerous temporary arrangements, such as the cafeteria (until 1987) in the basement of the library building. The other buildings were erected in the following construction phases: the first student dormitory was built in 1981, further buildings for the various departments and administration followed, and since 1988 the university has had an auditorium with its own canteen . With the completion of a building to accommodate research groups (third-party funded building) in 1991 as well as further departmental buildings and the computer center, the implementation of the landscape architecture concept in the connection of landscape with architecture and art could be completed.
After the withdrawal of the French armed forces stationed in Trier in the mid-1990s, the development of Campus II ( ) began. In 1992, the former André Genet military hospital, about one kilometer from the main campus ( Campus I ), was rented by the state and initially used as a student residence. After the completion of an extensive renovation by the State Building Office (until mid-2007) and the construction of the Petrisberg dormitory in the immediate vicinity, the building is now being used by the Geosciences, IT, Business Informatics, the Institute for Environmental and Technical Law and the Institute for Labor Law and Industrial relations used in the European Union . After these departments had moved, the university administration, which was temporarily housed in a former monastery, also moved back to the main campus.
Politically left groups of the Trier student body are trying to rename the university to "Karl-Marx-Universität Trier" after Karl Marx, who was born in Trier . However, a corresponding application failed in the university's senate.
The seal of the old University of Trier from 1474, which is still used in the university's corporate design today, bears the Latin motto Treveris ex urbe deus complet dona sophiae (In the city of Trier, God brings the gifts of wisdom to perfection). It shows the apostle Paul , the patron saint of many universities, between the doctors of the church Ambrose and Augustine. Among them is S. almi studii treverensis on a ribbon (seal of high studies in Trier). Left and right are shields with the coats of arms of the city of Trier and of Archbishop Johann II of Baden , who was Elector of Trier when it was founded.
Shortly after the turn of the millennium, the university had its new UT logo with lettering, consisting of two blue segments, developed, in which the old seal forms a further graphic element.
The conversion of the courses offered at the University of Trier as part of the European Bologna Process was completed in 2007. First of all, Faculty IV, i.e. the economics courses, was converted to the international Bachelor's degree . In the following years, further courses, including a. the teacher training courses, adapted to European guidelines. Trier University was able to present its first bachelor's degree in May 2010. In the winter of 2010, the first master’s courses began at the university.
- 1975–1987: Arnd Morkel (1928–2020)
- 1987–1995: Jörg Hasler (* 1935)
- 1995–1999: Rainer Hettich (1941–2000)
- 2000–2011: Peter Schwenkmezger (1946–2018)
- since 2011: Michael Jäckel (* 1959)
The university is located on a plateau around 150 meters above the city center between the Trier districts Kürenz , Tarforst and Olewig . The university grounds on Campus I include extensive parks and green areas with walking paths, ponds, landscaped sculptures and sculptures. The university is located in the immediate vicinity of the Trier State Garden Show 2004.
The architecture of the university building is based on the idea of a creative combination of landscape, art and modern, constructive design. The center of Campus I is the university library with the open forum between the A / B main building (humanities), the cafeteria-Audimax complex and the C building (law and social and economic sciences). Visually, the large glass facades of the library open up lines of sight between the library room across the forum to the wide view over the landscape of the university park and to Campus II . Functionally, the centrally located library is connected to almost all of the other faculty buildings by glass transitions, from which it can be reached internally, as institute libraries are not intended for individual subjects.
Art and landscape
In accordance with the university planning concept of architecture-art-landscape , individual landscape sculptures and several sculptures can be found on the campus I of the university, which were financed as art in buildings :
- Weg der Monolith / Strasse der Steine by the Kubach-Wilmsen team (1984)
- Cascade stairs / sphere, disk, hemisphere by Hubert Benatzky (1988)
- Bronze head I and II by EOK Simon
- Signal from Manfred Freitag (1977)
- Torso in front of a grid by Waldemar Otto (1987)
- Mutant by Johannes Metten (1991)
- Couple by Michael Schoenholtz (1991)
- Pillar of thought by Eberhard Linke (1991)
- Characters in the Landscape by Christoph Mancke (1991)
- Kringel by Christiane Schlosser (2007)
The University of Trier maintains numerous exchange programs with foreign partner universities, among which the exchange with European universities is particularly intensive. Partner universities include a. the Jesus College (Oxford) in the UK and the University of Silesia in Katowice . Others are u. a. in Belgium ( Namur , Liège ), France ( Paris , Lyon , Bordeaux , Strasbourg , Nancy ), Great Britain ( Aberdeen , Lancaster ), Italy ( Florence , Bologna ), Latvia ( Riga ), the Netherlands ( Maastricht ), Portugal ( Lisbon ) , Sweden ( Stockholm , Karlstad , Lund , Sundsvall ), Spain ( Madrid , Valencia ), Greece ( Thessaloniki ) and Turkey ( Istanbul ).
The university's non-European contacts are numerous.
Exchange programs and scholarships are available for the USA with Clark University ( Worcester , Massachusetts ), Hamline University ( Saint Paul , Minnesota ) and Georgetown University ( Washington, DC ). There are also contacts in the US states of Massachusetts, North Carolina , Oregon , South Carolina , Texas , Washington, DC, as well as Canada ( Manitoba ) and Mexico ( Guanajuato , Monterrey ). In South America u. a. Contacts to Brazil ( Recife ) and Argentina maintained.
The East Asian focus of the university also intensifies contacts with numerous Asian universities, especially China ( Xiamen ), Japan and Korea.
There are also exchange programs u. a. with Palestine ( Nablus ) or Australia.
The university and the high-altitude districts are connected to the city center via three traffic arteries. On the one hand in the south, past the Olewig district in the direction of Kaiserthermen / Südallee, on the other hand in the north, through the Avelertal and Alt-Kürenz, towards the main station and Porta Nigra , as well as over the Petrisberg. During the day, lines 3 and 13 run every 5 minutes between the city center and the university via the Avelertal, and lines 6 and 16 run 10 minutes via Olewig. Lines 4 and 30 also operate, line 4 is the only line that also serves Uni-Campus 2.Early in the morning, in the evening and on weekends, the university is opened with lines 81 (via Olewig) and 83 (via the Avelertal) in the 15th or every 30 minutes, the last buses sometimes leave at 3 a.m.
The semester fee (currently: 266.05 euros) also covers the costs of the semester ticket. With the student ID (Trier university card "TUNIKA"), with a few exceptions, students can use the local public transport of the Verkehrsverbund Region Trier (VRT) and local trains to Saarbrücken , Koblenz , Perl and the Luxembourg border near Igel .
Departments and subjects
The university consists of six departments, each headed by a dean . The numbering was carried out in the order in which they were created (numbers from WS 2018/19).
- FB I - Education , Philosophy , Psychology , Nursing Science (2,850 students, 22.6%)
- FB II - Anglistics , Computational Linguistics and Digital Humanities , German , Japanese studies , Classics , Media Sciences , phonetics , Romance , Sinologie , Slavistik (2,284 students, 18.1%)
- FB III - History , Political Science , Art History , Classical Archeology , Egyptology , Papyrology (1,120 students, 8.9%)
- FB IV - Business Administration , Economics , Sociology , Mathematics , Computer Science , Business Informatics (2,830 students, 22.5%)
- FB V - Law (1,993 students, 15.8%)
- FB VI - Spatial and Environmental Sciences ( Geography and Earth Sciences ) (1,091 students, 8.7%)
In the field of economics and social sciences in particular, the numbers have decreased significantly (2015: 2,788; 2019: 1,990), while they have increased in the field of psychology (2015: 1,144; 2019: 1,544).
Faculty of Theology
The theological faculty is an independent educational institution of the diocese of Trier. Its leader, Magnus Cancellarius , is the Bishop of Trier. The faculty was originally part of the university and was dissolved together with it in 1798 and re-established in 1950. Since the re-establishment of the university, there has been a cooperation agreement between the diocese and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, which allows participation in the courses of the other institution without having to matriculate. Students of the faculty can use all facilities of the university, such as the computer center and library.
Since 1992, the faculty with around 300 students has been housed in the E-building on Campus I, but still holds events in its old rooms in the city center.
In contrast to many other universities, the book collections at the University of Trier are not administered in individual institute libraries, but in the centrally located University Library Trier. The building, which consists of three levels, is connected via closed pedestrian bridges to the specialist reading rooms, which are located in the other neighboring buildings on Campus I. The resulting spatial network was completed in 1993. In 2006, another reading room was opened on Campus II, but it is not part of this coherent spatial network. In addition, there are special collections that are managed via the university library, but are directly available to individual research institutions as external holdings and cannot be borrowed, such as the holdings of the library of the Arye Maimon Institute and the Caspar Olevian library in the third-party funded building on campus I.
mainly scientific works with a focus on the subjects taught in Trier are collected. In May 2017, the library had 2,382,853 media, including around 1.3 million monographs. Most of the stock can be borrowed. In 2004, 4,700 journals were subscribed to. This number has since fallen sharply due to austerity measures. The annual budget is around 1.9 million euros.
Between 2000 and 2005 the central building and some of the reading rooms were completely renovated and the book collections were then redistributed. At times, large areas of the headquarters were closed and the outside halls were only partially accessible. After the renovation, the media for the subjects located on Campus II were moved there.
The administration of the university is located on the campus (V-building), which is where the student secretariat , the international office and the BAFöG office are located. The university has a university kindergarten. The university campus includes several large parking spaces, a soccer field, a sports hall including tennis and basketball courts and walking paths, as well as a student house reserved for student purposes. There is another soccer field and several beach volleyball fields on the nearby grounds of the State Garden Show (2004) .
According to the state budget, the university's budget in 2009 was 102,328,500 euros. The state's grants totaled 85,678,700 euros, and the company's own income amounted to 2,045,800 euros. The student contribution resulted in 2 million euros. The third-party funding totaled 12,514,000 euros.
Most of the student residences are managed by the Studierendenwerk Trier and are therefore equally available to university and college students. The Studierendenwerk currently manages five residential complexes. There are four of them on campus or near the university (Tarforst, Petrisberg, Kleeburger Weg, Olewig). A newly built “Enercase” residential complex with 84 apartments received the “Fledermäuse Willkommen!” Seal of approval from NABU. Outside the campus is the Martinskloster dormitory (on the banks of the Moselle), in which mostly university students live.
There are also student residences run by church (Cusanushaus) and private sponsors.
After the number of students at the university had only increased slowly in the last few years until the 2011/12 winter semester, a slight decrease has been recorded since then. The feared massive increase in enrollments due to the introduction of tuition fees in all neighboring federal states did not materialize, also because the university countered this with extended admission restrictions ( numerus clausus ). The expected jump in student numbers occurred after the university-wide changeover to Bachelor / Master in the 2007/08 winter semester, but they remained more or less stable until the 2009/2010 winter semester with a slight increase in the 2011/2012 winter semester. Since then, the number of students has been falling.
According to their home address, the majority of students come from Rhineland-Palatinate (51.9%) and the neighboring federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia (14.9%) and Saarland (14.2%). According to their home address, a total of 9.1% come from abroad, with the largest contingent coming from neighboring Luxembourg. The proportion of foreigners is 11.1%. It is not statistically recorded whether these are actually foreign students, ie foreign students who have obtained their higher education entrance qualification abroad or whether they are foreign students with a foreign passport.
Every year in December, students at the university are called upon to vote for their student parliament. The turnout is usually around 10 percent. Unlike in Hesse , for example , in Rhineland-Palatinate the allocation of (not inconsiderable) financial resources to the AStA elected by the StuPa is not tied to a specific voter turnout.
Politically, the university groups (HSG) and lists represented in the StuPa are mainly assigned to the left-wing spectrum. A total of 25 seats are to be allocated in the StuPa.
There are currently over 20 different student councils at the University of Trier :
- FS Educational Science
- FS teaching degree
- FS psychology
- FS philosophy
- FS Classical Philology
- FS CoDiPho (Computational Linguistics, Digital Humanities and Phonetics)
- FS English Studies
- FS Japanese Studies
- FS Sinology
- FS Romance Studies
- FS German Studies
- FS Slavic Studies
- FS Media Studies
- FS FB III (History and Political Science)
- FS Classical Antiquities
- FS art history
- FS Mathematics
- FS computer science
- FS Business Informatics
- FS WiSo (Business Administration and Economics)
- FS SoWiSo (Sociology and Social Sciences)
- FS Jura
- FS Department VI - Geo / Bio
The student councils come together to form the Autonomous Student Council (AFaT) and, as such, have initiated the first-semester working group (AK-ESA) and the teaching profession (AK-L). The AK-L was converted into a student council in the winter semester 2006/07. The AK-ESA was temporarily dissolved, as its tasks have now largely been taken over by the student councils themselves. In the summer semester 2015 it was re-established at the endeavors of the AStA and again affiliated to the AFaT in order to better coordinate the first semester work between the student councils and the AStA. As part of the constituted student body , the student councils receive annual allowances set in the budget (currently € 16,000). They act largely autonomously and are subject to the financial supervision of the AStA.
Nationwide student organizations
- AIESEC (Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales)
- AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l'Europe)
- BAS (Federal Association of Foreign Students)
- ELSA (The European Law Students' Association)
University groups of foreign students
- Chinese University Group (HSC)
- Korean society
- Lëtzebuerger students to Tréier asbl
- Polish Student Association Trier (PSAT)
- Africa focus
- Student Association of Russian Speaking Students (SRS)
- Turkish-German University Group Uni Trier (TD-HSG)
- Christian University Group (CHG)
- Protestant Student Congregation (ESG)
- Catholic University Community (KHG)
- KDSt.V. Churtrier (CV)
- K.St.V. Egbert (KV)
- Trier fraternity Germania (DB)
- KDB Moselfranken (RKDB)
- Corps Marchia Brno (KSCV)
- WKSt.V. Unitas Trebeta (UV)
Other university groups
- Campus newspaper neue universal (nu)
- Working group budget and financial policy
- Collegium Musicum (choir and orchestra)
- Contact & Cooperation Trier - students in cooperation with companies e. V.
- Support Group for International Relations / Developing Countries (FIBEL)
- foreign language theater groups
- University group Eastern European Dialogue
- International Center e. V.
- JEF - Young European Federalists
- Theater group Kreuz & Quer
- TriMUN - Trier Model United Nations
- TrUNews - The free news portal for the University of Trier
- HSG rugby
- Student newspaper Universum Trier
- Trier Office for Artists' Social History (Head: Andreas Tacke)
- ERC project artifex (1.7 million)
- DFG project Philipp Hainhofer (2.9 million)
Institutes and Centers
- AG Social Science Research and Further Education (asw e.V.)
- Arye Maimon Institute for the History of the Jews
- Competence Center E-Business (ceb)
- Emil Frank Institute
- European Tourism Institute (ETI)
- Research center for current questions in ethics
- Research Center for Languages and Literatures of Luxembourg
- Research center for law of reason and Prussian legal reform
- Research Center Europe - Long-Term Structures and Present Problems (FZE)
- Research Center for Psychobiology and Psychosomatics (FPP)
- Research Center Greco-Roman Egypt
- Galicia Center (Centro de Documentación de Galcia)
- Historical and cultural research center Trier (HKFZ)
- Institute for Labor Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU)
- Institute for BioGeoAnalytics, Environmental Samples and Biobanks (IBU)
- Institute for Cusanus Research
- Institute for German and European Water Management Law
- Institute for German and European Criminal Procedure Law and Police Law (ISP)
- Institute for European Constitutional Law (IEVR)
- Institute for Local Science and Conversion Policy
- Institute for Medium-sized Business Economics (Inmit)
- Institute for Legal Policy at the University of Trier (IRP)
- Institute for socio-educational research
- Institute for Telematics (1998–2003, dissolved)
- Institute for Environmental and Technology Law (IUTR)
- International Health Care Management Institute (IHCI)
- International meeting and research center for computer science
- Kant Research Center
- Competence center for electronic cataloging and publication processes in the humanities
- Philosophical Research Institute for Media and Culture
- Portugal Center (Centro Docuemtação sobre Portugal)
- Rhineland-Palatinate Center for Insolvency Law and Reorganization Practice (ZEFIS)
- Trier Working Group for Environmental, Regional and Structural Research (TAURUS)
- Trier Center for American Studies (TCAS)
- Trier Institute for Research into the Transfer of People, Goods and Ideas from Antiquity to the Present (TRANSMARE)
- Trier Center for Medieval Studies (TZM)
- Center for Classical Studies (ZAT)
- Center for Applied Mathematics (ZAM)
- Center for Labor and Social Affairs (ZENTRAS)
- Center for European Studies (ZES), UNESCO Chair
- Center for Health Economics
- Center for Canadian Studies (ZKS)
- Center for Teacher Education (ZfL)
- Center for Neuropsychological Research (ZNF)
- Center for East Asia-Pacific Studies (ZOPS)
- Center for Psychological Diagnostics and Evaluation (ZDiag)
- Center for Psychological Information and Documentation (ZPID)
Research Training Groups
- DFG Graduate College "Diversity: Mediating Difference in Transcultural Spaces" (International Research Training Group 1864)
- DFG Research Training Group "Identity and Difference"
- DFG graduate college "Slavery - bondage and bondage - forced labor. Non-free forms of work and life from antiquity to the 20th century "
- DFG graduate college "Improvement of standard setting and application of standards in integrated environmental protection through legal and scientific cooperation"
- Graduate College "Education Law Regime and Competition"
- Graduate Center of Excellence "The Design of efficient Labor Market Institutions in Europe"
- Psychoneuroendocrinology of Stress: From Molecules and Genes to Affect and Cognition
DFG Collaborative Research Centers
- SFB 235 Between Meuse and Rhine (1987–2002)
- CRC 522 Environment and Region (1999–2002)
- CRC 600 Foreignness and Poverty (2000–2012)
- tele-TASK , a system for tele-teaching (developed at the University of Trier, since 2004 at the Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam).
- DBLP ( Digital Bibliography & Library Project ): Bibliographic collection of scientific publications in the field of computer science , operated by Michael Ley at the Chair for Databases and Information Systems
- Deutsche-Aussenpolitik.de : Information service on German foreign policy
- Krünitz Online : Digitization of the Economic Encyclopedia by Johann Georg Krünitz
- Retro-digitization of the German dictionary by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
- Middle High German dictionaries
- Oeuvres de Frédéric le Grand : Digital edition of the works of Frederick the Great
Professors from the University of Trier
Honorary doctorates (selection)
- Dolf Sternberger (1982), political scientist
- Oswald von Nell-Breuning (1990), theologian and social philosopher
- Peter Hartz (1994), German manager
- Leoluca Orlando (2005), Mayor of Palermo
- Salomon Birnbaum (1986), Yiddish and Hebrew linguist
- Ingeborg Esenwein-Rothe (1986), German economist
- Niklas Luhmann , German sociologist
- Pierre Werner , Prime Minister of Luxembourg
- Henri of Luxembourg , Grand Duke of Luxembourg
- Otto Theisen (1980), Minister of Justice of Rhineland-Palatinate
- Peter Caesar , Minister of Justice of Rhineland-Palatinate
- Wilhelm Arnold Günther (1763–1843) auxiliary bishop in Trier
- Alwin Hammers (* 1942), professor for pastoral psychology at the Episcopal Seminary in Trier and teaching psychotherapist
- Peter Krämer (theologian) (* 1942), professor for canon law at the theological faculty and church judge for the diocese of Trier
- Jürgen Schreier (* 1948), parliamentary group leader of the CDU in the Saarland state parliament
- Heinrich Alt (* 1950), director of the Federal Employment Agency
- Gaby Dietzen (* 1951), journalist and television presenter
- Michael Matheus (* 1953), professor at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz; former director of the German Historical Institute (DHI) in Rome
- Christoph Böhr (* 1954), CDU state chairman for Rhineland-Palatinate
- Werner Schüßler (* 1955), professor of philosophy at the theological faculty
- Mutsuko Ayano (1956–1983), Japanese student who was the victim of a violent crime
- Joscha Remus (* 1958), writer and journalist
- Bernhard Schneider (theologian) (* 1959), professor of church history in the Middle Ages and modern times
- Stefan Mörsdorf (* 1961), Minister for the Environment in Saarland
- Georg Bätzing (* 1961), Bishop of the Limburg Diocese
- Gabriele B. Clemens (* 1961), Professor of Modern and Regional History at Saarland University
- Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (* 1962), federal chairwoman of the CDU
- Guildo Horn , actually Horst Köhler (* 1963), pop singer, qualified pedagogue and music therapist
- Stephan Ackermann (* 1963), Bishop of Trier
- Johannes Mazomeit (* 1964), botanist and environmental planner
- Friederike Fless , (* 1964), President of the German Archaeological Institute
- Ursula Molka (* 1964), director of the Rhineland-Palatinate state parliament
- Dirk Bieresborn (* 1965), lawyer and judge at the Federal Social Court
- Carsten Thurau (* 1967), journalist
- Hamid Reza Yousefi (* 1967), private lecturer and lecturer at the University of Koblenz-Landau
- Michael Schmidt-Salomon (* 1967), author, musician and spokesman for the board of the Giordano Bruno Foundation, which is critical of religion
- Wiebke Lorenz (* 1972), journalist and novelist
- Stefan Pfeiffer (* 1974), Professor of Ancient History at the University of Halle
- Till Reiners (* 1985), cabaret artist and slam poet
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