University of Kiel
#114 Overall Influence

University of Kiel

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The University of Kiel, 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 University of Kiel known for?

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Anthropology
#36 World Rank
Sociology
#61 World Rank
Physics
#70 World Rank
Chemistry
#72 World Rank
Philosophy
#74 World Rank
Mathematics
#83 World Rank
Psychology
#84 World Rank
Economics
#88 World Rank
History
#101 World Rank
Law
#118 World Rank
Biology
#155 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#198 World Rank
Computer Science
#204 World Rank
Medical
#207 World Rank
Literature
#212 World Rank
Political Science
#313 World Rank
Religious Studies
#485 World Rank
Engineering
#571 World Rank
Education
#579 World Rank
Social Work
#973 World Rank
Communications

Influential People

Who are University of Kiel's Most influential alumni?

University of Kiel's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Anthropology, Sociology, and Physics. University of Kiel’s most academically influential people include Franz Boas, Theodor Mommsen, and Ferdinand von Mueller.

Franz Boas
Franz Boas

German-American anthropologist

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Theodor Mommsen
Theodor Mommsen

German classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician, archaeologist and writer

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Ferdinand von Mueller
Ferdinand von Mueller

German-Australian botanist

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Walter Eucken
Walter Eucken

German economist

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Wolfgang Haken
Wolfgang Haken

German topologist

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Barthold Georg Niebuhr
Barthold Georg Niebuhr

Danish-German statesman and historian

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Theodor Storm
Theodor Storm

German writer

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Daniel Pauly
Daniel Pauly

Canadian biologist

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Johann Bernhard Basedow
Johann Bernhard Basedow

German philosopher

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Oskar Heinroth
Oskar Heinroth

German zoologist

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Hagen Schulze
Hagen Schulze

German historian

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Günter Blobel
Günter Blobel

German American biologist

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