University of Göttingen

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De University of Göttingen , känd informellt som Georgia Augusta, är en offentlig omfattande forskning universitet i staden Göttingen, Tyskland. Grundad i 1734 av George II, King of Great Britain och kurfursten av Hannover, och utgångs klasser i 1737, universitetet är den äldsta i delstaten Niedersachsen och den största i student inskrivning, som står på runt 26,000. Hem till många noterade siffror, den representerar en av Tysklands historiska och traditionella institutioner. Göttingen har kallats “staden vetenskap”.

Göttingen är en av de mest prestigefyllda universitet i Tyskland, tidigare stöd av den tyska universitet Excellence Initiative. Med medlemskap i Coimbra Group och runt 45 Nobelpristagare, universitetet åtnjuter stor internationell ryktbarhet. Universitetet har starka kopplingar med stora forskningsinstitut baserade i Göttingen samt, särskilt de av Max Planck-sällskapet för att främja vetenskap och Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz vetenskapssamhället. med ungefär 4.5 miljon volymer, Göttingen staten och universitetsbibliotek rankas bland de största biblioteken i Tyskland.

På grundval av sina insatser inom forskning och undervisning, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen syftar till att öka sitt internationella rykte genom att koncentrera sig på sina speciella styrkor:

  • inter – förbättra sin förmåga att attrahera forskare, forskare och studenter från utlandet; expansion av internationella nätverk och partnerskap för att främja forskning och unga forskare
  • Forskningsbaserad undervisning och inlärning – utveckling av utbildningsprogram forskningsrelaterade och yrkesinriktad utbildning och fortbildning kurser, forskarskolor, och junior forskargrupper där unga forskare och vetenskapsmän bedriva oberoende forskning
  • Tvärvetenskaplighet och mångfald – intensifiera samarbetet mellan humaniora och sociala, naturliga och biovetenskap, och bevarande av ämne mångfalden i syfte att problemlösning att forma framtiden
  • Autonomi – stärka självansvar vid universitetet som en offentligrättslig stiftelse, inklusive också att dess styrelser, fakulteter och institutioner
  • Samarbete med icke-universitetsinstitutioner – utvidga och institutionalisera samarbetet med lämpliga forskningsinstitutioner inom vetenskap, handel och samhället

skolor / högskolor / avdelningar / Kurser / Fakulteterna


Historia


I 1734, King George II of Great Britain, who was also Elector of Hanover, gave his Prime Minister in Hanover, Gerlach Adolph von Münchhausen, the order to establish a university in Göttingen to propagate the ideas of academic freedom and enlightenment at the times of the European Enlightenment. Initialt, the only new buildings constructed for the opening of the university were a riding hall and a fencinghouse, while courses were taught in the Paulinerkirche and associated Dominican monastery, or in the homes of professors. No university auditorium was built until well into the 19th century.

Throughout the remainder of the 18th century the University of Göttingen was in the top rank of German universities, with its free spirit and atmosphere of scientific exploration and research. Famous till our days is Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, the first to hold a professorship (1769–99) explicitly dedicated to experimental physics in Germany. Av 1812, Göttingen had become an internationally acknowledged modern university with a library of more than 250,000 volymer.

In the first years of the University of Göttingen it became known for its faculty of law. In the 18th century Johann Stephan Pütter, the most prestigious scholar of public law at that time, taught jus publicum here for half a century. The subject had attracted students such as Klemens Wenzel Lothar von Metternich, later diplomat and Prime Minister of Austria, and Wilhelm von Humboldt, who later established the University of Berlin. I 1809 Arthur Schopenhauer, the German philosopher best known for his work The World as Will and Representation, became a student at the university, where he studied metaphysics and psychology under Gottlob Ernst Schulze, who advised him to concentrate on Plato and Kant.

By the university’s centenary in 1837, det var känd som “university of law”, as the students enrolled by the faculty of law often made up more than half of the university’s students. Göttingen became a Mecca for the study of public law in Germany. Heinrich Heine, the famous German poet, studied law and was awarded the degree of Dr.iur..

dock, political disturbances, in which both professors and students were implicated, lowered the attendance to 860 i 1834. The expulsion in 1837 of the seven professors – Die Göttinger Sieben – the Germanist, Wilhelm Eduard Albrecht (1800–1876); the historian Friedrich Christoph Dahlmann (1785–1860); the orientalist Georg Heinrich August Ewald (1803–1875); the historian Georg Gottfried Gervinus (1805–1875); the physicistWilhelm Eduard Weber (1804–1891); and the philologists, the brothers Jakob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859), for protesting against the revocation by King Ernest Augustus I of Hanover of the liberal constitution of 1833, further reduced the prosperity of the university. Prior to this, the Brothers Grimm had taught here and compiled the first German Dictionary.

I den 19: e århundradet, Gustav von Hugo, the forerunner[clarification needed] of the historical school of law, andRudolf von Jhering, a jurist who created the theory ofculpa in contraendoand wrote Battle for Right, taught here and maintained the reputation of the faculty of law. Otto von Bismarck, the main creator and the first Chancellor of the second German Empire, had also studied law in Göttingen in 1833: he lived in a tiny house on theWall”, now known asBismarck Cottage”. According to oral tradition, he lived there because his rowdiness had caused him to be banned from living within the city walls.

Göttingen also had a focus on natural science, especially mathematics. Carl Friedrich Gauss taught here in the 19th century. Bernhard Riemann, Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet and a number of significant mathematicians made their contributions to mathematics here. Av 1900, David Hilbert and

I 1903, its teaching staff numbered 121 and its students 1529. Ludwig Prandtl joined the university in 1904, and developed it into a leader in fluid mechanics and in aerodynamics over the next two decades. I 1925, Prandtl was appointed as the director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Fluid Mechanics. He introduced the concept of boundary layer and founded mathematical aerodynamics by calculating air flow in the down wind direction. Many of Prandtl’s students went on to make fundamental contributions to aerodynamics.

Från 1921 till 1933, the physics theory group was led by Max Born, vem, during this time, became one of the three discoverers of the non-relativistic theory of quantum mechanics. He may also have been the first to propose its probabilistic relationship with classical physics. It was one of the main centers of the development of modern physics.

Hittills, 47 Nobel Prize laureates have studied, taught or made contributions here. Most of these prizes were given in the first half of the 20th century, which was called theGöttingen Nobel prize wonder”.

The German inventor of the jet engine, Pabst von Ohain, also studied aerodynamics in Goettingen under Ludwig Prandtl.

Social studies and the study of humanities continued to flourish. Edmund Husserl, the philosopher and known as the father ofphenomenology, taught here. Max Weber, the sociologist studied here for one term.

Under denna tid, the German language became an international academic language. A number of dissertations in the UK and the US had German titles. One might be considered having had a complete academic training only when one had studied in Germany. Således, many American students were proud of having studied in Germany, and the University of Göttingen had profound impacts on the US. A number of American politicians, advokater, historians and writers received their education from both Harvard and Göttingen. Till exempel,Edward Everett, once Secretary of State and President of Harvard Universitet, stayed in Göttingen for two years of study. George Ticknor spent two years studying classics in Göttingen. John Lothrop Motley, a diplomat and historian, even had personal friendship with Otto von Bismark during his two-year-long study in Göttingen. George Bancroft, a politician and historian, even received his PhD from the University of Göttingen in 1820.

Efter andra världskriget, the University of Göttingen was the first university in the western Zones to be re-opened under British control in 1945. Jürgen Habermas, a German philosopher and sociologist, pursued his study here in Göttingen. Senare, Richard von Weizsäcker, the former President of Germany, earned his Dr.Jur. here.Gerhard Schröder, the former Chancellor of Germany, also graduated from the school of law here in Göttingen, and he became a lawyer thereafter.

Felix Klein had attracted mathematicians from around the world to Göttingen, which made Göttingen a world mecca of mathematics at the beginning of the 20th century.

Under denna period, the University of Göttingen achieved its academic peak.

 


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