Since 2006, the university has received funding of 25 million euros for two renowned international projects, the Excellence Cluster Cardio-Pulmonary System (ECCPS, in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute
Bad Nauheim and Goethe University Frankfurt) as well as the International Graduate Centre
for the Study of Culture (GCSC) in the humanities.
Justus Liebig University is equally successful in corresponding programmes at federal state
level and makes use of the Hessian excellence initiative LOEWE (Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung
Wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz) to enhance its clear-cut profile of scientific
excellence, particularly in cultural studies and the life sciences.
A unique constellation of subject areas in the life sciences also provides the ideal basis for
thriving collaborative research centres and research units supported by the German Research
Foundation (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).
After 400 years of innovative teaching and research, JLU is not only embedded in international
partnerships and networks, it is also deeply interwoven with the city of Giessen, the
city with the highest student ratio of all university towns in Germany. Their parallel dynamic
development has not only shaped Giessen’s cityscape with many traditional buildings, it has
also spawned several state-of-the-art university research centres. Additionally, JLU profits
from Giessen’s ability to absorb students from all around the globe into a lively university
town in the heart of Hesse, creating an ideal environment for students and researchers alike.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Short Course at Justus Liebig University Giessen!