The Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg is an institution of great prestige, whose origins go back to the year 1457. It currently receives about 21,000 students, from more than 100 countries. The University consists of 11 faculties, where they provide training of degrees, postgraduate and doctoral programs.
The Universität Duisburg-Essen is one of the largest in Germany, founded in 2003 through a merger between Duisburg and Essen, currently having offices in both cities. It hosts students from some 130 countries, seeking to study at a University in Central Europe.