Welcome to Trier University!

Dear international visitors,

In the spirit of the German writer Kurt Tucholsky, who once wrote, “The greatest sight to see is the world − look at it!”, we invite you to take a look at Trier University, a modern higher education institution rich in tradition. We invite you to get to know the University’s main areas of research and learn about our outstanding research activities. You may discover that one of the projects described here appeals to you and your research interests. If so, and if you do apply to Trier University, what awaits you is a truly unique university in a truly unique town.

Trier is a city proud of its long history − and as it happens, much of the work done at Trier University centres around historical periods and traditions. Trier is a living open-air museum – and the University provides a space in which discourses in the humanities and social sciences thrive. Trier is also a city that faces economic, environmental and social challenges − thanks to its research activities, Trier University is in touch with the times.

This website’s intention is to show you, the world’s next generation of scholars and scientists, what our mid-sized German university has to offer. Uniquely located in the border region between Germany, France, Luxembourg and Belgium, choosing Trier means choosing to engage and collaborate with our neighbours in established partnerships. We also welcome our experienced colleagues from abroad to discover our university – there is something for everyone in Trier!

As President of Trier University, and in the name of the entire University community, I invite you to do more than just “look at it”. I invite you to make Trier University an exciting part of your academic career.

Prof. Dr. Michael Jäckel
President of Trier University