About Us

Located in northern Germany, Jacobs University is one of the country's most international universities, characterized by a truly intercultural and close-knit community of students and faculty. Founded in 2001 as a private university, Jacobs attracts highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world with more than 1,400 students from over 100 different countries. Jacobs University is research-oriented, and state-accredited, and offers a broad portfolio of undergraduate and graduate study programs from the natural and social sciences to engineering and economics. All study programs are taught in English, and are structured under three distinct focus areas: Diversity – in modern societies, Health – focus on bioactive substances, and Mobility – of people, goods, and information. Jacobs University has consistently performed well in Germany’s most comprehensive and detailed university ranking by the Center for Higher Education (CHE), as well as the international U-Multirank. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 has also ranked Jacobs as one of the top 300 universities in the world. 


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