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University of Kiel

University of Kiel
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Seal of the University of Kiel
Latin: Academia Holsatorum Chiloniensis
sive
Christiana Albertina
Motto Pax optima rerum
Motto in English
Peace is the greatest good
Established 1665
Type Public
President Lutz Kipp
Administrative staff
2,175
Students 24,108
Location Kiel, Germany
Campus Urban
Colors Purple and white          
Website .de.uni-kielwww

The University of Kiel (German: Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, CAU) is a university in the city of Kiel, Germany. It was founded in 1665 as the Academia Holsatorum Chiloniensis by Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp and has approximately 24,000 students today. The University of Kiel is the largest, oldest, and most prestigious in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. Until 1864/66 it was not only the northernmost university in Germany but at the same time the 2nd largest university of Denmark.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Faculties 2
  • Notable people 3
    • Alumni 3.1
    • Academics 3.2
      • Nobel Prize Winners 3.2.1
  • Points of interest 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

The University of Kiel was founded under the name Christiana Albertina on 5 October 1665 by Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp. The citizens of the city of Kiel were initially quite sceptical about the upcoming influx of students, thinking that these could be "quite a pest with their gluttony, heavy drinking and their questionable character" (German: mit Fressen, Sauffen und allerley leichtfertigem Wesen sehr ärgerlich seyn). But those in the city who envisioned economic advantages of a university in the city won, and Kiel thus became the northernmost university in the German Holy Roman Empire.

After 1773, when Kiel had come under Danish rule, the university began to thrive, and when Kiel became part of Prussia in the year 1867, the university grew rapidly in size. The university opened one of the first botanical gardens in Germany (now the Alter Botanischer Garten Kiel), and Martin Gropius designed many of the new buildings needed to teach the growing number of students.

The Christiana Albertina was one of the first German universities to obey the Gleichschaltung in 1933 and agreed to remove many professors and students from the school, for instance Ferdinand Tönnies or Felix Jacoby. During World War II, the University of Kiel suffered heavy damage, therefore it was later rebuilt at a different location with only a few of the older buildings housing the medical school.

Faculties

Aerial view of the central campus

Notable people

Alumni

See also Category:University of Kiel alumni

Academics

See also Category:University of Kiel faculty

Nobel Prize Winners

The University of Kiel helped develop this radiation detector for a Mars probe.[1]

There are several Nobel Prize Winners affiliated with the University of Kiel, including:

Points of interest

See also

References

  1. ^ "SwRI Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) Homepage". Southwest Research Institute. Retrieved January 19, 2011. 

External links

  • University of Kiel Web site
  • University of Kiel International Affairs
  • Students' Association at University of Kiel (German)

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