University of Marburg

The Philipps University of Marburg (German: Philipps-Universität Marburg) was founded in 1527 by Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse, which makes it one of Germany's oldest universities and the oldest still operating Protestant university in the world. It is now a public university of the state of Hesse, without religious affiliation. The University of Marburg has about 23,500 students and 7,500 employees and is located in Marburg, a town of 76,000 inhabitants, with university buildings dotted in or around the town centre. About 14 per cent of the students are international, the highest percentage in Hesse.[4] It offers an International summer university programme and offers student exchanges through the Erasmus programme.

University of Marburg
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Latin: Schola Marpurgensis
TypePublic
Established1 July 1527; 494 years ago (1527-07-01)
Budget€335.6 million[1]
ChancellorFriedhelm Nonne
PresidentKatharina Krause [de]
Academic staff
2,657[2]
Administrative staff
1,794[2]
Students26,726[3]
Location, ,
CampusUniversity town
AffiliationsCompostela Group of Universities
Websitewww.uni-marburg.de

Marburg is home to one of Germany's most traditional medical faculties. The German physicians' union is called Marburger Bund.