Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

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The origins of Martin Luther University go back a long way, with the University of Wittenberg, founded 1502, and the University of Halle, founded 1694, deciding to merge in 1817. Many famous people from the realms of culture and academia have studied at MLU and, even today, researchers from various disciplines at Halle, such as Law, Medicine, and Physics, are among the international academic elite.

Meanwhile, people have been coming to Halle from all over the word since as far back as 1730 for the teaching and top-level research. This should come as no surprise given the ideal conditions on offer here: 20 or so libraries with PC pools, the latest technology in terms of auditoriums and laboratories, and WLAN across the whole university (including, of course, in the refectories and cafeterias). The various sites at MLU are also undergoing continuous expansion, with the Science campuses already either renovated or in some cases rebuilt. The new Humanities centre is to open for the departments of the faculty of Philosophy in 2014.

There is plenty of room therefore for over 260 Bachelor’s and Master’s courses to choice of studies database), which cater for pretty much everything in terms of the sciences, humanities, economics, and the social sciences. The English-language teaching offer is also being expanded, with some study programmes being offered in English alone.

You will be very well looked after during your time at MLU, with the many lecturers and academic personnel ensuring a good level of personal contact during your stay with us as a student or researcher. You will also receive assistance from the Commissioner for Foreigners at the University with problems involving the university and the authorities, and the International Office is there to support you from day one with important information regarding study, research, and life in Halle.

Renowned research institutions from Halle collaborate with MLU through a wealth of research projects, including the Max Planck Society, the Fraunhofer Society, the Leibniz Association, and the Helmholtz Association. These, together with lecturers from industry and partnerships with such companies as Bayer, Dell, and Dow Chemical, help maintain a close link between learning and research and more practical applications.

The University’s own ‘Scientia Halensis’ magazine provides a regular insight into life at a university, with all its members and partners Campus Life.