Exploring Goethe University Frankfurt
#1 Student magnet Children’s University1 of 14
Each year, the Frankfurt Children’s University draws around 12,000 students from the ages of 8 to 12. For one week in September, academics hold lectures that are especially tailored to the youngest “students” at the university.
#2 Living right on campus2 of 14
Just a short distance away: The dormitories of the Protestant and Catholic church are right on the Westend Campus and just a few minutes from Frankfurt city center by bike.
#3 A staircase that looks like a sculpture3 of 14
On the move on the staircase of the lecture hall building on the Westend Campus. The 12 lecture halls are equipped with state-of-the-art presentation technology. All of them have enormous windows that fill the rooms with light.
#4 Time to party4 of 14
Students, staff and citizens of Frankfurt partied at Goethe University’s “Settled In” summer party on July 1, 2011. For the past ten years, parts of the university have had a home on the Westend Campus.
#5 Conducting research and living together5 of 14
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities “Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften”, which opened in 2009, is a center of international exchange. Located in the middle of the countryside in the Taunus town of Bad Homburg, academics from all over the world come here to engage in interdisciplinary discussions and broaden their research – even when sitting together at lunch.
#6 Where it all began6 of 14
A view of the historical main building of Goethe University on Bockenheim Campus. The university was founded by the citizens of Frankfurt in 1914 as the first foundation university in Germany. Today, it is one of the biggest universities in the country with over 39,000 students.
#7 Rocks under the magnifying glass7 of 14
Students examine the rock specimens at the Institute of Geosciences. “Exploratory Learning” is the guiding principle at Goethe University Frankfurt.
#8 Study break8 of 14
Students in front of the Physics building on the Riedberg Campus. The natural science academic departments of Goethe University are located here.
#9 Better studying9 of 14
The central library for the Department of Law and the Department of Economics and Business Administration has the best facility for studying.
#10 Recharge your batteries10 of 14
From a meal to a chocolate bar, every campus of the Goethe University Frankfurt has cafeterias and cafes for their guests, and in the summertime, the Westend Campus even has its own beer garden.
#11 On the water11 of 14
View of the former corporate headquarters of the IG Farben company on the Westend Campus. Since 2001, it has been home to some of Goethe University’s departments.
#12 Fascination Laboratory12 of 14
The Goethe student laboratory for chemistry and physics gives children and young people the opportunity to experience the natural sciences at the university and to experiment independently.
#13 History close up13 of 14
A class being conducted in the plaster sculpture cast collection of the Institute for Archeological Science: The city’s collection of plaster casts of ancient statues is the foundation of the university’s present collection.
#14 A family friendly university14 of 14
Goethe University is committed to a family friendly infrastructure that provides various childcare services and offerings for parents with children at the university.