Trier University – a modern higher education institution rich in tradition

Trier University is a young, dynamic university with a clear focus on training young academics. All departments are active in research and benefit from robust international networks.

Collaboration is particularly strong with university partners in neighbouring France, Belgium and Luxembourg, with research focusing on European history and present-day Europe.

Founded in 1473, Trier University was closed under Napoleon’s reign in the 18th century and not reopened until 1970.

Today, the university staff of approximately 1,500 makes for a good student-teacher ratio for Trier’s 14,000 students.

Both university campuses can be reached by bus, bicycle or on foot, and all university facilities are located on campus. Lecture halls, laboratories, library, athletic facilities, student housing and other service units are all within easy reach of each other.

Campus I and Campus II are both set in a sprawling park landscape dotted with numerous works of modern art, sunning lawns, streams and ponds – the ideal setting to relax and take a break from daily university life. Landscape architects recently named the park one of 100 special places in Germany.