Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Germany
The Georg-August-Universität of Göttingen was founded in 1737 with an inherent commitment to the critical spirit of the Enlightenment. Throughout the course of its history, the “Georgia Augusta” has succeeded in attracting and retaining world-class researchers whose groundbreaking basic research led to the establishment of the University’s international reputation, both in the natural sciences and in the arts, and who remain influential in the shaping of the University profile to this day; the name of Göttingen is associated with more than 40 Nobel Prize winners who have lived and worked here. Today, the University is confronting the challenge of not merely maintaining but enhancing its high standard of research and the strong Göttingen focus on research-based teaching by undertaking reform projects in the areas of research, teaching and administration.