Goethe University of Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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The Goethe University Frankfurt (German: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) is a university in Frankfurt, Germany.

It was founded in 1914 as a citizens' university, which means that, while a state university of Prussia, it was founded and funded by the wealthy and active liberal citizenry of Frankfurt, a unique feature in German university history. The original name was Universität Frankfurt am Main. In 1932, the university's name was extended in honour of one of the most famous locals of Frankfurt, the poet and writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It is thus also referred to as the Goethe University in both formal and informal settings. The university currently has around 46,000 students, distributed across four major campuses within the city.

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Administrative staff: 1,921 (2014)

Students: 44,428 (2016)

Undergraduates: 19,442 (2016)

Postgraduates: 5,494 (2016)

Male students 40 : 60 Female students

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