Study & Research in Heidelberg
A long tradition and high standards
Heidelberg is a city of science and has been for many years. Germany’s oldest university city has ten higher education establishments and over 38,000 students. Education starts at an early age: Heidelberg has the country’s best childcare provisions. Its universities are also world-beaters: academic staff based here have won no fewer than 56 Nobel prizes. As recently as June 2012, Heidelberg University was again awarded ‘elite establishment’ status under Germany’s Excellence in Higher Education initiative. An impressive one in three of all Heidelbergers have a university qualification
Elite university with long tradition
Heidelberg University is Germany’s oldest university and was awarded ‘elite university’ status again in 2012 under Germany’s Excellence in Higher Education initiative.
High-quality study programs
Heidelberg has many higher education institutions, offering students world-beating education in an inspiring setting.
A leader in early learning
Around 55% of all children under three living in Heidelberg have a place in a childcare facility, a top position in Baden-Württemberg.
Schools champion Heidelberg
Research by a leading social foundation, the Bertelsmann-Stiftung, recently found that Heidelberg’s school provision is the best in the entire country.
Innovative and international
Heidelberg’s research sector leads the world and makes a vital contribution to the development of German society.
Networked and diverse
Heidelberg’s cross-disciplinary research centers have a global reputation. The city is at the forefront of life science research.
Cities of the future
What will the 'science city' of the future look like? Heidelberg’s International Building Exhibition (IBA) points the way.