Goethe University, Frankfurt

Goethe University Frankfurt, positioned among the top international research universities, offers a wide variety of academic programmes, a diverse group of research institutes, and a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex problems.

Founded in 1914 with private funding and inspired by the legacy of the European Enlightenment, today, Goethe University is one of the only universities in Germany that enjoys significant public funding alongside administrative autonomy and the ability to create a private endowment.


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Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” at Frankfurt University

In a world of different cultural self-understandings and traditions, transnational norms and institutions are emerging whose validity is being – and must be – placed in question. The researchers in the humanities and social sciences united in the Frankfurt Cluster of Excellence have made it their task to analyse these processes from the perspective of the “formation of normative orders”.

The Cluster of Excellence is funded by the German Research Foundation in the context of the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments.



FOM University of Applied Sciences

With more than 26,000 students, FOM University of Applied Sciences is Germany’s biggest private institute of higher education. Since its foundation in 1993 it has been the objective of FOM to offer professionals the chance to gain a state-recognised university degree without having to give up work or restrict their professional activity.

At over 30 study centres throughout Germany, experienced lecturers from the academic world and industry give on-site lectures. FOM sees itself as a service provider that teaches students the academic knowledge and social competencies and skills needed to take on managerial positions. Students acquire sound theoretical expertise, which they can apply directly to business practice.