The University of Kassel, founded in 1971, is a young, modern and vibrant university, characterized by its openness to new ideas in every single area of its work. Receptivity, initiative, transdisciplinary thinking and unconventionality are traits we cherish and welcome in studies, research and teaching, but also in knowledge transfer and entrepreneurial ventures, to which the university provides special support. We aspire to develop, validate and implement ideas – even if they are not yet in the mainstream. The University of Kassel has an unconventional profile with fields of expertise in nature, technology, culture and society. Questions relating to the future of our planet and our existence such as globalisation, climate change, environmental protection as well as questions regarding the evolution of technical systems or demographic change are characteristic of our profile in both research and teaching.
With more than 25,000 students and approximately 1,800 scholars, among them more than 300 professors, the University of Kassel is one of Germany’s mid-sized universities. It plays a key role in the development of the northern Hessen region, but its profile also attracts many students and scholars from across Germany and abroad. We nurture creativity, critical analysis, ethical reflection and unconventional thinking.
The University of Kassel counts with 11 Faculties/Schools (Human Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscape Planning, Economics and Management, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Organic Agricultural Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer
Science and School of Art and Design). Several research approaches have a common platform in scientific centres and interdisciplinary research groups across different faculties.
Among these are: The International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel INCHER, the Centre for Empirical Education Research ZELL and the Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences CALAS.