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Bonn and the University

Drachenfels.jpgBonn with its 320,000 citizens is a beautiful historical city located on the banks of the river Rhine in the mid-Western region of Germany. The city owes its cosmopolitan flair to about 35,000 students, more than 20 UN organisations, various governmental institutions as well as two large corporations, Deutsche Post DHL and Deutsche Telekom, attracting people from all over the world. 

Bonn is over 2,000 years old and birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. There are many interesting places to visit in the area – the original house where Beethoven was born, the Minster cathedral (‘Bonner Münster’), the old town house, the Botanic Gardens, Poppelsdorf Palace and a number of prestigious museums located on the Museum Mile, just to mention a few. Cologne is only a short train journey away. 

Bonn also offers a stunning view over the mountain range Siebengebirge and the “dragon rock” Drachenfels with its castle which is also a popular hiking area.



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The University of Bonn / Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität was founded 200 years ago (anniversary celebrated in 2018) and is considered one of Germany's and Europe's most important institutes of higher education. It enjoys an outstanding reputation both at home and abroad.

It is one of the world's leading research based universities and is operating on an international level, maintaining a large number of collaborations and partnerships with universities and institutions abroad. It particularly specializes in the fields of research and teaching which has led to its evolving into the position of a truly prominent international institution.


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