Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/10/19

“October 19, 1386” by Rick Sanders

The University of Heidelberg, the aula

The University of Heidelberg, the aula (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rupert I founded the University of Heidelberg ...

Rupert I founded the University of Heidelberg in 1386 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1386, the Universität Heidelberg held its first lecture, making it the oldest German university.

Wikipedia has the following information introducing the University.

The Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Heidelberg University, Ruperto Carola) is a public research university located in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Founded in 1386, it is the oldest university in Germany and was the third university established in the Holy Roman Empire. Heidelberg has been a coeducational institution since 1899. Today the university consists of twelve faculties and offers degree programs at undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels in some 100 disciplines. It is a German Excellence University, as well as a founding member of the League of European Research Universities and the Coimbra Group. The language of instruction is usually German.

The University has a reputation for research.

Among historical scientific achievements of Heidelberg researchers features prominently the invention of spectroscopy, the Bunsen burner, and the discovery of chemical elements Cesium and Rubidium.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: