Established in 1386 by order of the Pope, Heidelberg University is Germany's oldest university. Over the centuries, Heidelberg has been celebrated for its excellence in research, its liberality and commitment to democratic ideals and its openness to new ideas. Today, Heidelberg University continues this tradition. Indeed, two Nobel prize winners for medicine are current faculty members. The university has been chosen twice by the federal government's Academic Excellence Initiative, and has also achieved a high international ranking.
The university currently has 12 faculties (including the two medical faculties in Heidelberg and Mannheim) and a total enrollment of over 30,000 students. Heidelberg University offers over 160 different study programs, with a full spectrum of disciplines in the humanities, law and the social sciences, in addition to natural and life sciences, as well as interdisciplinary studies.
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