Heidelberg University

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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 Chemistry, Sociology, and Philosophy. Here are some of Heidelberg University's most famous alumni:

Max Weber
Max Weber
A German sociologist, philosopher, and political economist .
Wilhelm Wundt
Wilhelm Wundt
A German physician, physiologist, philosopher and professor .
Max Born
Max Born
A German-Jewish physicist and mathematician.
Franz Boas
Franz Boas
A German-American anthropologist.
Talcott Parsons
Talcott Parsons
An American sociologist.
Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt
A German-American philosopher and political theorist .
W. E. B. Du Bois
W. E. B. Du Bois
An American sociologist, historian, activist, philosopher, social critic, and writer.
Karl Pearson
Karl Pearson
An English mathematician and biometrician.
Erich Fromm
Erich Fromm
A German sociologist and psychoanalyst.
Wilhelm Dilthey
Wilhelm Dilthey
A German historian, psychologist, sociologist, student of hermeneutics, and philosopher .
Josiah Willard Gibbs
Josiah Willard Gibbs
An American physicist and scientist .
Emmy Noether
Emmy Noether
A German mathematician.

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