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The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (German: Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg) is a comprehensive university located in the city of Oldenburg, Germany. It is one of the most important educational facilities in northwestern Germany and specializes in interdisciplinary studies.

The University of Oldenburg offers 95 courses of study. Due to the Bologna Process, in 2004 Oldenburg adopted Bachelor and Master’s degrees in place of the former Diplom and Magister. One main focus of the university is the schooling of teachers, which was established during the 1970s and remains a strong profile, with Master degrees for teaching offered in all faculties. The PhD program Didactical reconstruction is especially renowned, as is the research in sustainable development, performed at the university encompassing several academic disciplines. The university is also allowed to confer Doctorates and oversee Habilitations.

The campus of the University of Oldenburg is split into two locations, the major one being Uhlhornsweg, where the main library, the Mensa and the administration building are housed, along with most of the departments. Having used the buildings of the former teaching college during the first years of the university’s existence, the main buildings of the university were inaugurated in 1982, with ongoing extensions since then, including the main lecture hall in 2001. The Wechloy campus, which also first opened in 1982, is home to the studies of natural sciences as well as the library of natural sciences.

As part of the Universities Excellence Initiative, the university was awarded a Cluster of Excellence for its initiative Hearing4all. The cluster deals with research into the improvement of speech understanding in background noise and has a funding of 34 million Euros.

All Programs Available:
  • Engineering
    • Engineering Science
Language of instruction


Type of school

Public University




Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy - P.O.Box: 2503, Oldenburg, Germany, 26111