The University of Göttingen is an internationally renowned university placing emphasis on research and research-based teaching. The University is distinguished by the outstanding quality in its priority research areas, by its remarkable diversity of disciplines, especially in the humanities, and by a strong and deeply anchored interdisciplinarity in the natural and life sciences.
Research excellence of international standard is currently recognized in
- the life sciences – Neurosciences, Molecular Biology, Biodiversity and Ecology
- the natural sciences – Chemistry, Physics of Condensed Matter and Optics, Geobiology, and Pure Mathematics
- the humanities – German Language and Literature Studies, Oriental and Ancient World Studies, and Theology