Discover Germany, Issue 76, July 2019

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Discover Germany | Special Theme  |  All Eyes on Education: Germany’s Best Universities and Colleges Students on the campus.

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Inspiration is a place Few universities in Germany could claim to be more international than the English-speaking Jacobs University Bremen. ADAPTATION: CORNELIA BRELOWSKI  I  PHOTOS: JU

With about 1,400 students from 111 nations living together on one campus, the university attracts talent from all over the world. According to the international U-Multirank university ranking, Jacobs University is one of the 25 best universities in the world in terms of the international orientation of its study programmes. In the high-profile German CHE Ranking, the university has repeatedly achieved top results, too. In addition to the curriculum, Jacobs University students gain valuable additional experience during stays at renowned partner universities or during internships in companies or at research institutes.“We are convinced that in a digitised and globalised world, only those who can work together internationally will be truly successful,” emphasises Prof. Dr. Werner Nau, dean at Jacobs University. Creating ‘tomorrow’s leaders’ Interdisciplinary learning, individual academic mentoring and an early integration

in research projects allow students to gain core competencies needed for a career in business or academia. Furthermore, the international and diverse campus community fosters social skills and a sense of personal responsibility. Last but not least, a multitude of student clubs and oncampus events help all members of the Jacobs University to discover and nourish their very own, unique potential. The university particularly attracts students who strive for an excellent, English language academic education with an excellent student-professor ratio (14:1), an interdisciplinary focus, as well as early hands-on experience: for example, through internships, laboratory experience, a semester abroad or the development of start-up ideas.

classes are small and the interaction that students can have with the teachers is plentiful. From the first semester onward, students get involved in their professors’ research projects. However, Jacobs University offers more than excellent academic training. It also wants to shape its students into world citizens who are in a position to assume leading and responsible roles within the framework of a sustainable and peaceful development of mankind. Jacobs’ rowing team.

Jacobs University offers 15 Bachelor Programmes, as well as Master’s and Doctoral Programmes and the Foundation Year, an orientation year designed to prepare students for their studies. The Issue 76  |  July 2019  |  73