Innovative. Interdisciplinary. International. Since 1477. These have been the University of Tübingen’s guiding principles in research and teaching ever since it was founded. With this long tradition, the University of Tübingen is one of the most respected universities in Germany. Its institutional strategy has been selected for funding in the Excellence Initiative sponsored by the German federal and state governments, making Tübingen one of eleven German universities distinguished with that title of excellence. Tübingen has also proven its status as a leading research university in many national and international competitions – in key rankings Tübingen is listed among Germany’s best universities for Science, Medicine, the Humanities and the Social Sciences.