Kiel University

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About Kiel University

According to Wikipedia, Kiel University, officially the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel, 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 27,000 students today. Kiel University 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. Faculty, alumni, and researchers of the Kiel University have won 12 Nobel Prizes. Kiel University has been a member of the German Universities Excellence Initiative since 2006. The Cluster of Excellence The Future Ocean, which was established in cooperation with the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in 2006, is internationally recognized. The second Cluster of Excellence "Inflammation at Interfaces" deals with chronic inflammatory diseases. The Kiel Institute for the World Economy is also affiliated with Kiel University. The university has a great reputation for its focus on public international law. The oldest public international law institution in Germany and Europe – the Walther Schuecking Institute for International Law – is based in Kiel.

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What Is Kiel University Known For?

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

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Who Are Kiel University's Most Influential Alumni?

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

Franz Boas
Franz Boas
A German-American anthropologist.
Theodor Mommsen
Theodor Mommsen
A German classical scholar and historian .
Helmut Hasse
Helmut Hasse
A German mathematician.
Klaus Fuchs
Klaus Fuchs
A German-born British theoretical physicist and atomic spy .
Hjalmar Schacht
A German economist, banker, politician and president of the Reichsbank .
Günter Blobel
Günter Blobel
A German American biologist .
Richard Abegg
Richard Abegg
A German chemist .
Ferdinand von Mueller
Ferdinand von Mueller
A German-Australian botanist .
Gerhard Domagk
Gerhard Domagk
A German bacteriologist .
Lorenz von Stein
Lorenz von Stein
A 19th century German legal scholar.
Hans Luther
A German chancellor .
August Leskien
August Leskien
A German linguist.

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