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Understand the ocean

Many different disciplines work together within Kiel's marine research in a unique association, in order to reveal the secrets of the oceans.

Top class research

The research that takes place in the labs at Kiel University is applied in medicine, environmental technology, mechanical engineering, new computer concepts and life sciences.

Incredible nature

School pupils can discover how exciting scientific experiments can be at the ozean:labor in the Kieler Forschungswerkstatt.

Kiel – the scientific stronghold of the north

Four universities, over 35,000 students and a workforce of around 7,000 people stand for a unique academic diversity. Kiel is also home to a number of significant research institutions – such as the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, the renowned Kiel Institute for the World Economy or the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, a world leader in marine research.

Students, scientists, smart and creative individuals do not only come to the north for the excellent study options and job opportunities – they also come because this is a wonderful place to live!



Students are welcome!

Three universities fulfil all a student's desires. Inclusive: great advice for a worry-free start and inspirational places to learn by the sea.


A multifaceted city. Kiel’s inhabitants enjoy an intellectual climate of openness, curiosity and productivity.


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Swiper photos in the header: GEOMAR; Jürgen Haacks, Uni Kiel; Fachhochschule Kiel; Future Ocean / Anna Thielisch.
Photo "9 reasons for Kiel“: Landeshauptstadt Kiel / Barbara Westendorf
Teaser pictures middel, 1st row, from left to right: Landeshauptstadt Kiel / Jakob Johannsen; Arne Biederbeck / Uni Kiel; Jürgen Haacks / Uni Kiel; 2nd row, from left to right: Landeshauptstadt Kiel / Thomas Eisenkrätzer
Photo bottom: Jürgen Haacks / Uni Kiel