University of Tübingen: Facts and Figures

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

Around 28,500 students, 12,000 employees (including University hospitals), 450 professors, 4000 other 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.




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

Organisational diagram of the administration

University hospitals:

17 hospitals and 12 specialist centers with a total of 1,513 beds; more than 67,900 patients annually and 336,000 outpatients

Courses available:

More than 280 Courses Courses are available for Bachelor, Master, Diploma, Magister, Staatsexamen and PhD degrees. Hundreds of combinations are possible. They include innovative study programs such as International Economics, Bioinformatics, Media Informatics, Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities, and Sports Management as well as international courses in Applied Geology, Neuroscience and Behavioral Science, European Studies, Computer Linguistics, double degrees in Economics and Business Administration, History 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).