Kiel University (CAU) was founded back in 1665. It is Schleswig-Holstein's oldest, largest and best-known university, with over 26,000 students and around 3,000 members of staff. It is also the only fully-fledged university in the state. Seven Nobel prize winners have worked here. The CAU has been successfully taking part in the Excellence Initiative since 2006.
What's new at the university? The news portal offers all CAU media at a glance. It combines the latest news and publications from the faculties, institutes and social media, and offers services for journalists and other interested parties.
From the faculties, to the Central Administration, to the interdisciplinary centres: all of Kiel University’s facilities on one page.
Being employed at Kiel University means working in a friendly, innovative and international environment. Whether you are involved in research, academic teaching or one of the numerous administrative units - Schleswig-Holstein’s state university has a wide range of jobs on offer.
The CAU’s International Center (IC) maintains the university’s international relationships and is the place to go for any issues related to university partnerships and international contacts. The center looks after foreign researchers and provides advice. It can also answer questions or help anyone who is interested in spending time studying or going on a work experience placement abroad.
CAU alumni are not just graduates, but also former employees and guests. The CAU Alumni Relations Management is the central service point for everything to do with alumni and is based on the premise "Stay in touch. Grow together." It connects people who can support each other’s professional and personal development.
The CAU promotes outstanding achievements and supports students and other university members with their projects. Every donation and every foundation keeps the university on its route towards international success.
The CAU has been honoured as a family-friendly university since 2002, and has created working and studying conditions over the past few years that are compatible with having a family.
We also make extra effort to ensure equality among each other and at work, in research, teaching and administration - regardless of your origin, ethnic group, gender, age, sexual orientation or identity, disability and/or chronic illness, religion or world view.
Environmental and climate protection are just as important to the CAU as modern, pioneering redevelopment, which is why Kiel University focuses on sustainable campus development and environmentally-friendly mobility concepts.
Several changes are currently taking place onKiel University’s campus. Restoration and construction projects are being planned or already underway, because our goal is to have excellent buildings and infrastructure for Kiel University's cutting-edge research and modern teaching.
Look out across the sea while you work, study or conduct your research. That is what makes Kiel what it is - and science is what drives it. Research, teaching and the transfer of knowledge and ideas bring this growing city to life and make it a very attractive place.