The University of Giessen (“Ludoviciana” – “Ludwig University”, since the second post-war period “Justus Liebig University”) is one of the old high schools of the German-speaking area. It comes from the second great Central European founding era, the post-Reformation-denominational, which was instituted by the University of Marburg in 1527.
The Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) founded in 1607is a traditional research university that attracts over 28,000 students. The University of Giessen, officially called Justus Liebig University Giessen is a large public research university in Giessen, Hesse, Germany. It is named after its most famous faculty member, Justus von Liebig, the founder of modern agricultural chemistry and inventor of artificial fertiliser. It covers the areas of arts/humanities, business, dentistry, economics, law, medicine, science, social sciences, and veterinary medicine.
Its university hospital, which has two sites, Giessen and Marburg is the only private university hospital in Germany. Among the great figures who have researched and taught at the JLU are a number of Nobel laureates, including Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (Nobel Prize for Physics 1901) and Wangari Maathai (Nobel Peace Prize 2004). Since 2006, the JLU has been part of both the first and second funding lines of the Excellence Initiative (Excellence Cluster Cardio-Pulmonary System – ECSC; International Graduate Center for the Study of Culture – GCSC).