Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) (German: Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf) is the university of Düsseldorf, Germany, named after the most famous son of Düsseldorf, the poet Heinrich Heine.
In the era of Napoleon Bonaparte there was the first university in Düsseldorf, which ended after Napoleon surrendered. So in the further 19th century there was only a Medical Academy and the famous Arts School of Düsseldorf and a Teacher Academy (Special University only for studying to became a teacher) until the 1970s, but no regular university, in Düsseldorf. In the 1960s the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia decided to have a regular university in the state's capital. The university started about 1970. It got its name only in the 1980s, because the medicine faculty wanted to have a physician's name, because of the tradition as Medical Academy.
Currently the Heinrich-Heine-University is a university with about 20,000 students, which is middle-class in Germany. It has a lot of subjects in sciences, arts, economics, and so on. The deep points are on biological-medicinal research in sciences and some deep points in arts, economics, political sciences, and philosophy.
Like most German universities it has many subjects:
- Computer Sciences
- Dental Medicine
- Social sciences and Politics
- English Language and literature
- Romance Languages (French, Spanish, Italian) and literature
- Latin and Old Greek
- German Language and Literature
- Linguistics and Computer Linguistics
- Eastern Asian Sciences (deep point Japan)
- Media Sciences
- History of Arts
- Educational Sciences