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Studies & International

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students were enrolled in the 2021/22 winter semester (excluding students on leave of absence and preparatory college students), of which 57% female.

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students began their studies in 2021 (first semester at university).

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of students are aiming for a Bachelor’s degree,

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a Master’s degree,

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a state examination and

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are enrolled on a teaching degree.

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doctoral candidates, of which 53% female.

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degree programmes are offered. 5 degree programmes were added in the 2021/22 winter semester, including 2 cooperative degree programmes within the strategic alliance of Rhine-Main Universities, increasing the number to 7.

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154 degree programmes are offered. 5 degree programmes were added in the 2021/22 winter semester, including 2 cooperative degree programmes within the strategic alliance of Rhine-Main Universities, increasing the number to 7.

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5,750 students are non-German. They come from 138 countries.

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students graduated from the university in the 2021 academic year.

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doctoral degrees, 317 by women.

Research, teaching & international

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170 female professors and 410 male professors ○ teach and conduct research at Goethe University Frankfurt, including 58 cooperative professorships ● with 20 non-university partners.

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18 Professorinnen und 14 Professoren wurden 2021 berufen. Der Anteil neuberufener Professorinnen nimmt seit Jahren zu.

2018 46%
2019 48%
2020 51%
2021 56%
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scholars at Goethe University Frankfurt are among the 6,600 most cited researchers worldwide.

(“Highly Cited Researchers”, Web of Science).

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Of the 2,261 research staff – excluding those at University Hospital Frankfurt – 421 are from abroad, 1,041 are female, 1,237 are externally funded.

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Die Goethe-Universität arbeitet mit 293 internationalen Partner-Universitäten und Forschungsinstitutionen aus 83 Ländern zusammen.

Funding, external funds, transfer & international

is the total sum of Goethe University Frankfurt’s funding from the German Research Foundation as well as from EU, federal state and other funding programmes.

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inventions registered, 10 patents granted.

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patent applications were filed, 14 of them international (PCT) ●, 2 national ○, including and 7 first filings.

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company was established as a spin-off from Goethe University Frankfurt: the Frankfurt Conservation Center GmbH aims to bundle technical and research expertise related to nature conservation under one roof.

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new projects are being funding by the German Research Foundation. The total figure is now 658.

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Goethe University Frankfurt is participating in 5 of the 6 projects approved in the one-off funding line of the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts for the seed funding of cluster projects. All 3 projects submitted under the leadership of Goethe University Frankfurt were awarded funding.

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neue große bundesgeförderte Projekte, mit einem Fördervolumen von jeweils über 750.000 € in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften und über 1 Mio. € in den Natur- und Lebenswissenschaften, kommen 2021 hinzu. 26 laufende Großprojekte sind es in der Bundesförderung insgesamt.

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Projekte werden im Rahmen der Foschungsrahmenprogramme der Europäischen Union neu gefördert. Damit sind es insgesamt 68.

Analogue & digital

people took part in

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Zoom meetings at Goethe University Frankfurt in 2021.

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Terabytes comprises the University Computing Centre’s back-up memory.

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The Center for Scientific Computing (CSC) delivered almost 167 million core hours of CPU computing time. Of that, 28 million went to other universities.

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All University Library’s almost 8.5 million physical media items in a row would produce a line of books 282 kilometres long – roughly equivalent to the distance from Frankfurt to Basel. 

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exams were conducted online. 778 lectures were recorded electronically, 803 were livestreamed.

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Including digital documents, University Library has 10.83 million media items. Its catalogue lists 2.37 million individual digital documents. eBooks were used 2.34 million times.

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Der Katalog der Universitätsbibliothek (UB) weist 2,37 Millionen digitale Einzeldokumente aus (22 %). 2,34 Millionen Mal wurden E-Books genutzt.

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titles are contained by The Comic Book Archive at the Department for Children’s and Young Adult Literature Research.

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