About Kiel University
Kiel University (CAU) was founded back in 1665. It is Schleswig-Holstein's oldest, largest and best-known university, with over 26,000 students and around 3,000 members of staff. It is also the only fully-fledged university in the state.
In September 2018, the German Research Foundation (DFG) granted funding for the next seven years, as part of the Excellence Strategy of the German federal government and states. These include two applications, "Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation" (PMI) and "ROOTS - connectivity of society, environment and culture in past worlds". They will receive funding of around 100 million Euros up to 2026. This makes the Schleswig-Holstein state university one of the 19 top German universities which have received two or more clusters, and which may now apply to become Universities of Excellence in the second funding line of the Excellence Strategy.
Kiel University is dedicated to research-based teaching and learning. Therefore, the development of new teaching approaches is evolving constantly at the interfaces between research from the different scientific disciplines. Students from all over the world benefit from this: research results are quickly integrated into programme curricula and our academic staff is trained in-state-of-the-art teaching methods.
The Team from Kiel
Student of Classical Archaeology
Institut für Klassische Altertumskunde Fachbereich Klassische Archäologie