The desert ant Cataglyphis nodus at its nest entrance.

Desert Ants: The Magnetic Field Calibrates the Navigation System

The part of a papyrus shows the archangel Michael, who is accompanied by two angelic powers. Such images were used for many ritual purposes, for example to heal illnesses, drive out evil demons, protect against robbers or curse other people.

Love and Hate in Ancient Times


Excellence Strategy: Success for the University of Würzburg

Studying in Würzburg


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Explore Würzburg!

Experience Theatre and Art, History and Architecture, Dancing and Celebrations next to the beautiful River of Main flowing in the Heart of the green City.

Learn German as a Foreign Language

Exchange students can partake in free German courses at the Language Center (ZFS).

Strong in Research and Collaborations

Strong in Research

True to its motto ‘Science for Society’, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) is committed to advancing research in a wide range of disciplines. Academic rankings confirm JMU’s place among the world’s high-performing research universities.

Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

The hub on "Artificial Intelligence and Data Science" is present in Würzburg through CAIDAS. Here, strategies are developed to evaluate and use large amounts of data efficiently and with intelligent methods.

Cluster of Excellence

The Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat designs novel quantum materials for revolutionary high tech of tomorrow.

Highly Cited Researchers 2023

Their work is most frequently cited in publications of other scientists. Researchers from the University of Würzburg are therefore included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list.

Prestigious Award for Pioneering Work in Nucleic Acid Research

Prof Claudia Höbartner from the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University of Würzburg receives this year's Hansen Family Award for her research on the biomolecular chemistry of functional nucleic acids.

Rankings Attest to Excellent Research at the University of Würzburg

In the THE and Shanghai rankings, the areas for which JMU has submitted Cluster of Excellence outlines are in an outstanding position: Life Sciences, Physics, Biodiversity Research, Medical Technology, Clinical Medicine.