Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

World University Rankings 2024
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Saarstr. 21, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, 55122, Germany

About Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz is a distinguished German university situated in the heart of Rhineland-Palatinate, one of the 16th administrative regions in Germany. 

Named after Johannes Gutenberg, the German blacksmith also called the father of the printing revolution in Europe, the university follows his legacy by spreading knowledge among its tens of thousands of students. 

Formerly established as University of Mainz in 1477, the Pope gave his approval so that the institution could become one of the biggest Catholic universities in those times focusing extensively on theology. 

In the beginning of 18th century, academic activity saw a decline after territorial changes and instability in the region. In 1946, the institution as it exists today was founded. Eleven years ago the university’s administration and departments were restructured and modernised. 

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz has over 10 faculties that offer a broad range of study areas from social sciences, natural sciences and economics to dentistry, music and arts. Equipped with ambitious academics and the latest research equipment, the university became part of German Universities Excellence Initiative for projects, which brought 50 million euros of investment by 2017. 

Unlike many other German universities, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz has its own campus, which is located in South East part of the town. Its premises have more than 150 establishments such as medical centres, particle accelerator, research reactor and botanical garden. 

Distinguished faculty members and alumni are German professor of political science Kai Arheimer, theologian Herbert Braun and economist Klaus Rose. 

The university motto translates as “that they all may be one”.

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Key statistics

  • 30,755
    Number of FTE Students
  • 24.1
    No. of students per staff
  • 35%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 59 : 41
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 11%
    Percentage of International Students
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Subjects taught at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

  • Education

    • Education
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Sport Science
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Physical sciences

    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Chemistry
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Business & economics

    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Business & Management
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Social sciences

    • Sociology
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Geography
    • Communication & Media Studies
  • Arts & humanities

    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Archaeology
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
  • Law

    • Law