With 13 faculties, the Georg-August-University is internationally accepted as one of the leading universities.
Founded in 1737, Georg-August-Universität Goettingen is a research university of international renown with strong focuses in research-led teaching. The University is distinguished by the rich diversity of its subject spectrum particularly in the humanities, its excellent facilities for the pursuit of scientific research, and the outstanding quality of the areas that define its profile. From 2007 to 2012 Georg-August-Universität Goettingen was rewarded funding from the Initiative of Excellence of the German Federal and State Governments with its institutional strategy for the future entitled “Goettingen.Tradition – Innovation – Autonomy”. The University was able to realise all measures of the concept. Now Goettingen University will develop the successfully established measures further to continously advance the University’s positive developments in research and teaching.
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology offers eductional courses for engineers with exceedingly good international career opportunities. For that purpose it cooperates closely with industrial companies and research establishments.
The courses of study offered at the Faculty of Resource Management are quite unique within Germany by virtue of their orientation towards practice as well as their innovative and multidisciplinary approach. The graduates are “mature personalities” with excellent integrated management skills in ecology, economics and engineering as well as people skills.
The Private University of Applied Sciences (PFH) offers courses of study in Management, Innovation and Technology. It is located closely to the city center.
The PFH Private University of Applied Sciences Göttingen was recognized by the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony in 1995 and is thus the oldest private, state-recognized university in Lower Saxony.
As of January 2020, 3,800 students are enrolled in one of 27 degree programs in the fields of management, engineering, psychology and business psychology, business law and healthcare technology. They study either at one of the campus locations in Göttingen or Stade or at one of the 14 distance learning centres throughout Germany and Austria. All courses of study combine a consistent practical orientation, their pronounced internationality and the development of innovative courses. In particular, the technology study courses Composites and Orthobionics form an interface to the activities of Measurement Valley in the field of training young specialists.
Through its board of trustees and its more than 500 partner companies, the university has excellent connections to industry throughout Germany. Especially in the regions of Göttingen and Stade PFH is embedded in a largely medium-sized business environment.
Goettingen has a wide choice of well equipped public and private schools. Its pedagogical variety guarantees an optimum of encouragement to achieve high-quality graduations. Many of the schools offer bi-lingual tracks and even an IB Diploma.
More information on individual schools and links can be found on the city's website.
Two vocational schools are Measurement Valley members: the Berufsbildenden Schulen II Goettingen, the BBS 1 - Arnoldi-Schule and the Berufsbildenden Schulen Duderstadt.
Various Göttingen academies and private vocational schools offer opportunities for vocational qualification as well as training and further education.
VWA und Berufsakademie Göttingen e.V. is a member of Measurement Valley. It has been active in training and further education since 1936. The dual Bachelor's degree programmes are offered by the Berufsakademie Göttingen, which is organised by the VWA. The in-service further education courses are offered by the VWA Göttingen.
Out of the Classroom - Into the lab!
is the theme that invites students and teachers to experiment away from school. Two laboratories offer a wide range of courses and activities. The DLR_School_Lab of the German Aerospace center offers experiments around the physics of flight.
Besides visiting DLR_School_Lab, students living nearby have the opportunity to participate in a group which meets regularly to construct model aircraft. Under the leadership of experts, participants can build and then fly their own models. DLR_School_Lab Goettingen offers advanced courses for teachers, so ideas can be shared about how to give stimulating lessons, and so that the knowledge transfer from the world of research to the classroom can be optimized
The XLAB is located in the center of the natural sciences campus and offers courses in all natural sciences.
Day- and childcare facilities or Kindergardens - Goettingen has numerous possibilities on offer. In addition to public or private facilities, the Measurement Valley members Sartorius and Mahr cooperate in operating a company-run kindergarden. The nursery offers 15 places for children aged six months to three years. Five places are offered to the publick while the remaining ten are shared by the cooperating partners Sartorius, Mahr and Sycor.
Sartorius is building a Day Care Center for children on its new site for the children of employees as well as children from the neigborhood. By the end of 2018 30 children are expected to attend the facility. An expansion for up to 50 children is possible. Two thirds of the places are reserved for employees children. The Center will be managed by the AWO.