Goethe University Frankfurt
#83 Overall Influence

Goethe University Frankfurt

University in Frankfurt, Germany

About This School

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Goethe University is a university located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It was founded in 1914 as a citizens’ university, which means it was founded and funded by the wealthy and active liberal citizenry of Frankfurt. The original name was Universität Frankfurt am Main. In 1932, the university’s name was extended in honour of one of the most famous native sons of Frankfurt, the poet, philosopher and writer/dramatist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The university currently has around 45,000 students, distributed across four major campuses within the city.

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#14 World Rank
Sociology
#30 World Rank
Philosophy
#37 World Rank
Psychology
#40 World Rank
Physics
#54 World Rank
Political Science
#60 World Rank
Chemistry
#72 World Rank
Social Work
#76 World Rank
Economics
#77 World Rank
Anthropology
#77 World Rank
Religious Studies
#80 World Rank
History
#91 World Rank
Mathematics
#103 World Rank
Biology
#106 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#106 World Rank
Law
#144 World Rank
Literature
#151 World Rank
Business
#160 World Rank
Computer Science
#221 World Rank
Medical
#465 World Rank
Education
#501 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#561 World Rank
Engineering

Influential People

Who are Goethe University Frankfurt's Most influential alumni?

Goethe University Frankfurt's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Sociology, Philosophy, and Psychology. Goethe University Frankfurt’s most academically influential people include Theodor W. Adorno, Hans Bethe, and Peter Drucker.

Theodor W. Adorno
Theodor W. Adorno

German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist

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Hans Bethe
Hans Bethe

German-American nuclear physicist

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Peter Drucker
Peter Drucker

American business consultant

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Erich Fromm
Erich Fromm

German sociologist and psychoanalyst

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Max Horkheimer
Max Horkheimer

German philosopher and sociologist

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Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

German biologist

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Otto Stern
Otto Stern

German physicist

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Reinhard Selten
Reinhard Selten

German economist

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Joachim Fest
Joachim Fest

German historian

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Peter Grünberg
Peter Grünberg

German physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate

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Hans-Hermann Hoppe
Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Austrian school economist and libertarian anarcho-capitalist philosopher

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Wolfgang Gentner

German physicist

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