The Georg August University of Göttingen, founded in 1737, sees itself as an internationally important research university with a focus on research-based teaching. It is distinguished by the diversity of its subjects, especially in the humanities, by its excellent facilities in the natural sciences, and by the outstanding quality of its research in the areas that give it its profile. In the years 2007 to 2012, Georg-August-Universität was awarded with its future concept "Göttingen. Tradition - Innovation - Autonomy" was funded in the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments. The research and teaching profile of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences is characterized by a system-oriented approach to agricultural land use in temperate, tropical and subtropical regions. Important problems of a future-oriented and sustainable land use are dealt with.
The University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo) stands for long-standing competence in veterinary medicine. Since its foundation in 1778 as the Roß-Arzney School, the TiHo has retained its independent status to this day and thus occupies a special position in Germany. At the beginning of 2003, it was transformed into a foundation university. The TiHo has established six interdisciplinary centers and unites six clinics, 19 institutes and three departments, which are distributed over two locations in Hannover. In Ruthe, in the south of Hannover, in Büsum in Schleswig-Holstein and in Bakum near Vechta, the TiHo also operates three branch offices whose tasks, in addition to carrying out research projects, are to train students.
With 99 degree programs, the range of courses offered at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences is comprehensive in the Bachelor's, Master's and continuing education areas, as well as in the dual study program. The university has done pioneering work in many areas of academic education - for example, in establishing new degree programs - and has thus also earned a reputation as an innovative and progressive university. The steadily growing university has now reached a considerable size with 13,500 students, yet it has maintained and preserved the character of a familiar and personal place of teaching and learning. Our 324 professors, with their specialist know-how in science and practice, stand for the high educational standards of our graduates, who enjoy an excellent reputation in the business world.
Founded in 1974, the Osnabrück University is a vibrant university in northwestern Germany, known for its research and teaching in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, law and economics. A characteristic of the Osnabrück University is the linking of different scientific disciplines in research and teaching. The interdisciplinary institutes for migration research, cognitive science, early modern research, and environmental systems research cultivate a view beyond the disciplinary boundaries. Osnabrück Biology is nationally and internationally renowned with its Collaborative Research Center "Physiology and Dynamics of Cellular Microcompartments (SFB 944)". With the European Legal Studies Institute, the Osnabrück University has one of Europe's most important research institutions in comparative law and legal unification.
Cosmopolitan, personal, familiar - the University of Vechta is a young modern campus university with excellent study conditions and a clearly structured profile. Under the term "Transformation Processes", the University of Vechta places the future issues of society at the center of academic discourse. The focus is on the topics of rural areas, education, gender, gerontology and social work, cultural studies - cultural change, and trust research. With this strategic orientation, the University of Vechta is deliberately breaking new ground, providing space for an intensive examination in research and teaching of the political, social and individual challenges facing people and society in the 21st century.