University of Göttingen
|Latin: Universitas Regiæ Georgiæ Augustæ|
|Motto||In publica commoda (Latin)|
Zum Wohle aller
Motto in English
|For the good of all|
|Type||Public Law foundation (Stiftung öffentlichen Rechts, since 2003)|
|Affiliations||German Excellence Universities|
King George II of Great Britain and the Elector of Hanover founded the school in 1734. It opened for classes in 1737. The University of Göttingen soon grew in size and popularity. Göttingen is a historic university city, with a high student and faculty population.
The University of Göttingen is one of the highest-ranked universities in Germany. It is associated with 45 Nobel laureates.
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- The University of Göttingen – home page
- The "Göttingen Nobel prize wonder"; the 44 Nobel prize laureates affiliated with Göttingen
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