Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel: Diversity, excellence, networks – Kiel University sets standards


Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) is the only full university and sci­­entific centre of Schleswig-Holstein.More than 22,000 people study here, and about 2,000 people teach and do research. At the moment there are around 150 courses of study in eight faculties.uni-kiel-lehre-ssh0101x

Following the maxim “university of joined scientific cultures”, proven top research is carried out by individual scientists, who have joined together to form interdiscip­­linary research communities. Wheth­­er in the fight against chronic disease or in the development of new resources, the Clusters of Ex­­cel­­lence “Inflammation at Interfaces” and “The Future Ocean” are only two examples of practiced interdis­­ciplinary work at the CAU.uni-kiel-bibliothek-ssb0011xSpecial attention is paid to the Grad­uate School “Human Development in Land­­scapes”, in which scholars from nearly all scientific fields work together in an interdisciplinary way. Excellent networks join researchers to other Ger­­man and international universities and partners such as the Leibniz In­­sti­­tute of Marine Sci­­enc­­es (IFM-GEOMAR). Research and teach­­ing follow a high standard that stands comparison to the rest of the world.



  1. Address

    Christian-Albrechts-Platz 4
    D-24098 Kiel
    phone +49 (0) 431 880-00
    fax +49 (0) 431 880-2072
  2. President

    Prof. Dr. Gerhard Fouquet
  3. Year of foundation

  4. Employees

  5. Third-party funds

    63.3 million euros
  6. Business activity

    Scientific teaching and research
    in all disciplines.
    Particularly renowned
    focal points in research:
    Applied life sciences,
    Marine and geological research,
    Cultural spaces, nano sciences/
    Surface research