Heidelberg University

#43
Most Influential School

Public research university in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

About Heidelberg University

According to Wikipedia, Heidelberg University, officially the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, is a public research university in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Founded in 1386 on instruction of Pope Urban VI, Heidelberg is Germany's oldest university and one of the world's oldest surviving universities. It was the third university established in the Holy Roman Empire.

What Is Heidelberg University Known For?

Heidelberg University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Heidelberg University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Heidelberg University's Most Influential Alumni?

Heidelberg University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Philosophy, Sociology, and Anthropology. Here are some of Heidelberg University's most famous alumni:

Hans Mommsen
Hans Mommsen
A German historian.
Walter Christaller
Walter Christaller
A German geographer.
Otto Fritz Meyerhof
Otto Fritz Meyerhof
A German biochemist.
Alexander William Williamson
Alexander William Williamson
An English scientist.
Edward Andrade
Edward Andrade
An English physicist.
Johannes Trithemius
Johannes Trithemius
A German writer.
L. F. L. Oppenheim
A German legal scholar.
Abraham Geiger
Abraham Geiger
A German rabbi and scholar.
Arnold Ruge
Arnold Ruge
A German philosopher and political writer.
Reinhart Koselleck
Reinhart Koselleck
A German historian.
Ludwik Silberstein
A Polish physicist.
Howard K. Smith
Howard K. Smith
An American news anchor .