University of Tübingen: Facts and Figures

7 Faculties:  Protestant Theology, Catholic Theology, Law, Medicine, Sciences, Humanities, Economics and Social Sciences

Around 28,300 students, 2,303 employees at the University, 8,995 at the University Hospitals, 4,502 academic staff. Detailed overview of student numbers


A Graduate School, an Excellence Cluster and the University’s Institutional Strategy: success in all three funding lines of the German government’s Excellence Initiative in 2012. Tübingen becomes one of Germany’s Universities of Excellence.

Budget incl. Faculty of Medicine (2014):



173 buildings, 45 departmental libraries; our libraries contain more than 6.3 million books.

Organisational diagram of the administration

University hospitals:

17 hospitals and 14 specialist centers with a total of 1,555 beds; more than 69,850 patients annually and 344,000 outpatients

Courses available:

Nearly 300 Courses are available for Bachelor, Master, Diploma, Magister, Staatsexamen and PhD degrees. Hundreds of combinations are possible. They include innovative study programs such in Astronomy, Medical Technology, Media Informatics, Sports Management, Islamic Theology as well as international courses in Applied Environmental Geoscience, Biochemistry, Ethnology, International Business Administration, Neuroscience and Behavioral Science, European Studies, Computational Linguistics - and double degrees in European Management, European Economics, History, Mathematics and Physics.

Prominent living alumni:

Former German President Horst Köhler, Nobel laureates Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Hartmut Michel and Günter Blobel, former Baden-Württemberg state premier Günter Oettinger; Tübingen's mayor Boris Palmer; politicians Fritz Kuhn, Klaus Kinkel and Heiner Geissler; journalists Theo Sommer, Martin Doerry and Claus Kleber (ZDF television anchor), Martin Walser (writer), Ulrich Tukur (actor).