UDE International

International dialogue and exchange Unprejudiced thinking beyond national boundaries and cultures

The education and research that take place at a university are only thinkable in an international context. As a place of research and learning, the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is active and visible on an international scale.

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Partnerships and networks

We explicitly promote exchange – of knowledge, of perspectives, of talents. We maintain partnerships with many Universities – from China to Brunei to Peru.

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AURORA Universities Network


With the new Vice-Rectorate for Social Responsibility, the UDE is positioning itself for current challenges, as will be reflected in the future EU research framework program. Here it will also depend on how excellence in research is supplemented with outstanding teaching in the awareness of the responsibility for the economy and society. This approach is also in line with a central demand of the European university group AURORA as expressed in a statement on the 9th Research Framework Program.

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European and international research area

The UDE is committed to European cooperation in research and teaching. The intention is to continue strengthening the UDE’s cooperative research activities in international and European research programmes.

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International mobility in research and teaching

All the groups at the University are important to the UDE where international mobility in research and teaching are concerned.

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A culture of welcome

A special part of the UDE’s concept and identity is a constantly evolving culture of welcome.

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Internationalization at home

One of the core tasks of internationalization in the eyes of the UDE is to create an international and intercultural environment on the home campuses.

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A broad academic spectrum: Study at UDE

The university’s academic spectrum ranges from the humanities, social and economic sciences to engineering and natural sciences (including medicine).

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International Office First contact

The International Office is the central service office for international contacts of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE).

We offer support and guidance for international students, post-graduates and other applicants who are interested in our courses of studies. We especially advise them on matters of application and enrolment, and we are in charge of all matters concerning the admission of international students.