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About the University

As the most tradition-rich university in Hesse, the Philipps-Universität unites groundbreaking research with exemplary support for young scholars and researchers, with an attractive academic offering in a charming setting with a medieval historical city center. The scholarly focus of the Philipps-Universität – with 12 Leibniz Prize winners, one of Hesse’s leading research institutes – is on the fields of infection and tumor research, synthetic microbiology, materials sciences, cognitive and applied neurosciences, language dynamics research, biodiversity and climate research, conflict research, and Near and Middle Eastern Studies.