Founded in 1974, Osnabrück University is currently home to around 14.000 students and excellent teaching formats and study conditions. Students enrolled at Osnabrück University agree that: it is easy for new students to find their way round campus and the City of Osnabrück. A total of 1000 professors, lecturers, research assistants and research fellows teach and do research across nine schools. A special feature of Osnabrück University is its location: many of its buildings are in the immediate vicinity of the historic Old Town, and are easy to reach on foot or by bicycle. This is also where the Institute of Social Sciences is located and where most seminars take place.
The city of Osnabrück
Osnabrück, which has around 160,000 inhabitants, is the third largest city in Lower Saxony. The image of the 1,200-year-old diocesan town is strongly shaped by the over 25,000 students who attend Osnabrück University or Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. Many cultural activities, student pubs and clubs, cafés, cinemas, and in-spots enrich life in the city. There are many ways to spend your free time at the University, in the city, or in the attractive countryside surrounding Osnabrück with its bike routes. The University sponsors a large number of participatory activities, from a diverse sports program to a number of music ensembles. There are also a number of museums (including a fantastic museum on the German-Jewish painter Felix Nussbaum and a permanent exhibition on the work and life of the famous writer Erich-Maria Remarque), a City Theatre, art exhibitions, concerts, the Planetarium, and Osnabrück Zoo. Moreover, cities such as Hannover, Bremen, Hamburg, Amsterdam and Berlin are within easy reach by train for a weekend trip.