Justus-Liebig-University Giessen: Facts and Figures

Justus Liebig University Giessen is a large public research university in Giessen, Hesse, Germany. It is named after its most famous faculty member, Justus von Liebig, the founder of modern agricultural chemistry and inventor of artificial fertiliser. It covers the areas of arts/humanities, business, dentistry, economics, law, medicine, science, social sciences, and veterinary medicine. Its university hospital, which has two sites, Giessen and Marburg (the latter of which is the teaching hospital of the University of Marburg), is the only private university hospital in Germany.

The Essence of JLU – facts and figures regarding study, teaching, and research

 Number of persons at the university

  • around 27,500 students (as of winter semester 2021/22) (see student statistics)
  • around 5,700 employees, including more than 400 professors
  • around 5,300 employees of the Giessen and Marburg university hospital (UKGM) at the Giessen site

Teaching and Research


Source: Justus-Liebig-University Giessen


European Higher Education Organization

European Higher Education Organization is a public organization carrying out academic, educational and information activities on higher education in Europe. The EHEO general plan stresses that: Higher education systems require adequate funding and, as an investment in economic growth, public spending in higher education should be protected. The challenges faced by higher education require more flexible governance and funding systems, which balance greater autonomy for education institutions with accountability to stakeholders. Thus, EHEO plans: improve academic and scientific interaction of universities; protect the interests of universities; interact more closely with public authorities of European countries; popularize European higher education in the world; develop academic mobility; seek funding for European universities.

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