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The University of Erfurt is one of the oldest universities in Germany.

University of Erfurt
President: Dr. Wolfgang Bergsdorf
Year founded: 1392 (refounded 1994)
Town, State: Erfurt, (Thuringia)
No. of courses: 30
No. of faculties: 4
Matriculated students: 4,003 (winter term 2004/2005)
Proportion of women: over 70%
Staff: 528
Of whom
scientific staff
:
Address: Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt
Website: www.uni-erfurt.de
Contents

3.1 Diplom courses
3.2 B.A. and Masters courses
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History

The University of Erfurt was founded in 1392 as the third university in the territory which is now Germany; for some time it was the largest university in the country. When the town of Erfurt became part of Prussia in 1816 the university was closed. Events Korean founder of the Joseon Dynasty General Yi Seonggye leads a coup détat, overthrowing the kingdom of Goryeo and founding the kingdom of Joseon Afyonkarahisar in western Turkey is conquered by Sultan Beyazid I Louis de Valois is created the 1st Duke of Orléans, the second time... The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (German: Preußen or Preussen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: Prūsai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad exclave of Russia and... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


In December 1993 the Thuringian state parliament voted to reestablish the university, at the same time as dissolving the nearby Suhl university which had been opened only in 1985. The university was officially refounded on January 1, 1994. Lectures began in the winter term from 1999 to 2000. Shortly afterwards, the rector who had overseen the founding, Peter Glotz, a politician in the SPD party, left the university. The position was taken over by Wolfgang Bergsdorf, a friend of Bernhard Vogel, Thuringia's Minister-president. 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003) Events Media:January January 1 - Czechoslovakia divides. ... The Free State of Thuringia (German Freistaat Thüringen) lies in central Germany and is among the smaller of the countrys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states), with an area of 16,200 sq. ... Suhl is a city in Thuringia, Germany. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings. ... Prof. ... The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD – Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) is the second oldest political party of Germany still in existence and also one of the oldest and largest in the world, celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2003. ... Bernhard Vogel (born December 19, 1932 in Göttingen) is a German politician (CDU). ... A minister-president (Ministerpräsident) is the head of government of a German federal state; the office corresponds to the governorship of a state in the United States. ...


In 2001, the Erfurt University of Pedagogy (Pädagogische Hochschule Erfurt) became part of the university. This had been founded in 1969 and had trained teachers since 1990. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On January 1, 2003 a fourth faculty was added to the university in the form of the Catholic Theological Faculty, previously the Erfurt Philosophical and Theological Centre, Philosophisch-Theologisches Studium Erfurt. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ...


In 2003 a chronic lack of financing meant that there were many redundancies and that vacancies were left unfilled: this led to student protests all over Thuringia. The university management and committees were reformed and the situation was stabilised. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ...


Institutions of particular note are the Max Weber College for Cultural and Social Sciences and the Erfurt School of Public Policy, which is externally financed. The Erfurt-Gotha Research Library houses the famous Amploniana collection of scripts from the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ...


University maxim

The University of Erfurt is thought of as a reformist university. Its main focuses are multidisciplinarity, internationality and a strong mentoring system. All new courses lead to a modern Bachelor of Arts or Master's degree rather than the traditional German Diplom. This makes Erfurt one of the first German universities to completely implement the Bologna process. In Greek mythology, Mentor (sometimes Mentes) was the son of Alcumus and, in his old age, a friend of Odysseus. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate or graduate course of one to three years in duration. ... The purpose of the Bologna process is to create the European higher education area by harmonising academic degree standards and quality assurance standards throughout Europe. ...


An especially important faculty is that of Political Science, the only one in Germany to offer integrated courses in economics, social sciences and law. Niccolò Machiavelli, ca 1500, became the key figure in realistic political theory, crucial to political science Political Science is the systematic study of the allocation and transfer of power in decision making. ... Economics (deriving from the Greek words οίκω [oeko], house, and νέμω [nemo], distribute) is the social science that studies the allocation of scarce resources through measurable variables. ... Terms like SOSE (Studies of Society & the Environment) not only refer to social sciences but also studies of the environment. ... Law (a loanword from Danish- Norwegian lov), in politics and jurisprudence, is a set of rules or norms of conduct which mandate, proscribe or permit specified relationships among people and organizations, provide methods for ensuring the impartial treatment of such people, and provide punishments for those who do not follow...


Courses

Diplom courses

  • Catholic Theology
  • Pedagogy (now closed)

B.A. and Masters courses

Communication studies (or Communications) is the academic discipline which studies communication; subdisciplines include animal communication, theories of communication, group communication, information theory, intrapersonal communication, interpersonal communication, marketing, organizational communication, propaganda, public affairs, public relations, speech communications, and telecommunications. ... Literature is literally an acquaintance with letters as in the first sense given in the Oxford English Dictionary (from the Latin littera meaning an individual written character (letter)). The term has generally come to identify a collection of texts. ... Philosophy (from a combination of the Greek words philos meaning love and sophia meaning wisdom), as a practice, aims at some kind of understanding, knowledge or wisdom about fundamental matters such as reality, knowledge, meaning, value, being and truth. ... Religious studies can describe any course of study that examines the characteristics of major religions, the nature of the rites and rituals, and so on. ... Broadly conceived, linguistics is the study of human language, and a linguist is someone who engages in this study. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The term English literature refers to literature written in the English language, or literature composed in English by writers who are not necessarily from England. ... German (called Deutsch in German; in German the term germanisch is equivalent to English Germanic), is a member of the western group of Germanic languages and is one of the worlds major languages. ... German literature comprises those literary texts originating within Germany proper and written in the German language. ... French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ... French literature is literature written in the French language; and especially, literature written in French by citizens of France; it may also refer to literature written in other languages of France. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages), a group of closely related languages of the Slavic peoples and a subgroup of Indo-European languages, have speakers in most of Eastern Europe, in much of the Balkans, in parts of Central Europe, and in the... Law (a loanword from Danish- Norwegian lov), in politics and jurisprudence, is a set of rules or norms of conduct which mandate, proscribe or permit specified relationships among people and organizations, provide methods for ensuring the impartial treatment of such people, and provide punishments for those who do not follow... Terms like SOSE (Studies of Society & the Environment) not only refer to social sciences but also studies of the environment. ... Economics (deriving from the Greek words οίκω [oeko], house, and νέμω [nemo], distribute) is the social science that studies the allocation of scarce resources through measurable variables. ... Pedagogy is the art or science of teaching. ... Psychology (ancient Greek: psyche = soul and logos = word) is the study of mind, thought, and behaviour. ... In education, teachers are those who teach students or pupils, often a course of study or a practical skill. ... Although today the word art usually refers to the visual arts, the concept of what art is has continuously changed over centuries. ... Mathematics, often abbreviated maths in Commonwealth English and math in American English, is the study of abstraction. ... Music is an art, entertainment, or other human activity which involves organized sound, though definitions may vary. ... Psychology (ancient Greek: psyche = soul and logos = word) is the study of mind, thought, and behaviour. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... High School also refers to the highest form of classical riding, High School Dressage. ...

Projects

In the summer semester of 2003, a project grop was formed at the university to take part in the Model United Nations (MUN) in New York City in April 2004. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ... A Model United Nations (also known as a Model UN or MUN) is a simulation education activity focusing on civics, communications, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Well-known alumni

Martin Luther (originally Martin Luder or Martinus Luther) (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) was a German theologian and an Augustinian monk whose teachings inspired the Protestant Reformation and deeply influenced the doctrines of Lutheran, Protestant and other Christian traditions (a broad movement composed of many congregations and church bodies). ... Ulrich von Hutten (1488-1523) was an outspoken critic of the Roman Catholic Church and adherent of the Lutheran Reformation. ...

See also

There are 331 universities and colleges in Germany: 158 Fachhochschulen (Universities of Applied Science), 95 non-state institutions (of these 51 privately-, 44 church-operated), and 56 which only teach arts or music. ...

External links

  • Official website (http://www.uni-erfurt.de/)
  • Official website of the MUN project (http://www.mun-erfurt.de)

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