Strong in Research

Julius Maximilian University has been providing research results with an international impact for many centuries. Discoveries like the first observation of the X-rays by W.C. Röntgen have changed the world.

In order to provide optimum conditions for interdisciplinary research the university started in the 1990s to implement research centers in the fields of medicine, science, and humanities. A considerable number of these collaborative research centers as well as graduate schools and research groups are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). These top-level research facilities established for periods of typically ten years have been awarded to Julius Maximilian University in competitive calls for funding.

Success in rankings

Academic rankings continue to confirm the top position of our university. With respect to life and natural sciences, Julius Maximilian University is among the top 100 universities in the world and among the top 30 universities in Europe: This is indicated by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

In the ranking conducted by the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE), Würzburg psychologists, biologists, chemists, physicists and mathematicians have been rated – amongst others – as particularly strong in research.

University Hospital and Research

Excellent medical care and top-level research to the benefit of patients: This is the trade mark of the University Hospital. Science and the treatment of patients are closely related here, permitting patients to profit from the latest standards in medical therapy.