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 English-speaking university, Jacobs attracts highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world, with more than 1,200 students from 100 countries currently living on its residential campus. The university’s reputation speaks for itself, with consistently high rankings achieved in Germany’s widely respected Centre for Higher Education (CHE) over the last decade.
A transdisciplinary approach is one of the core elements of a Jacobs University education. Study modules cover various aspects of academic fields, reflecting the complex nature of interconnected topics and global challenges. Students are intro duced to numerous methodologies and are encouraged to apply a problem-based approach and a global perspective to their work.
Instructors support student learning by sharing the latest findings in their academic fields and by responding to students’ particular needs through personalized academic advising. The University’s research-oriented approach engages students in the research process at an early stage while providing them access to modern lab facilities and state-of-the-art technology.