General Information

Trier is Germany’s oldest city and is located in the heart of Europe: next to Luxembourg, close to Metz and Nancy, and not far either from Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt and Strasbourg. With about 100,000 inhabitants, Trier is a mid-sized German city. As the regional centre of the well-known wine-growing region along the river Moselle, it is a particularly lively and idyllic place. Trier University is one of Rhineland-Palatinate’s oldest and – at the same time – youngest universities. A university was first founded in Trier in 1473, but like other German universities located west of the Rhine, it was closed by Napoleon in 1798. In 1970, a new university was founded in Trier with a strong focus on the social sciences, economics and the humanities.

These days, more than 14,600 students including approx. 12% international students from more than 20 countries study at Trier University. The university consists of six faculties. All faculties and supporting facilities are in close proximity to each other. The university’s scenic environment creates a serene and personal atmosphere on campus. The balance between research and teaching, the university’s increasing internationalization, as well as the easy accessibility of the teaching staff, make Trier University stand out in comparison to other and larger German universities.

The Social Sciences, Management, Economics, Mathematics, and Computer Sciences all belong to one faculty, fostering interdisciplinary exchange. Since 1993 Trier University is a member of the MEST network.