Philipps-Universität is not only a German university steeped in tradition, it is also the oldest university in the world that was founded as a Protestant institution in 1527. It has been a place of research and teaching for nearly five centuries. More information about the profile of Philipps-Universität, its history and a virtual sightseeing tour can be found under Profile. Nowadays there are nearly 23,000 students studying in Marburg - 12 percent from all over the world. If you are interested in studying at Philipps-Universität the information you require is available under Student Life. If you are a visiting academic, you will find information under International. Almost all scientific disciplines, with the exception of the engineering sciences, are represented at Philipps-Universität Marburg. The different disciplines are assigned to different faculties, which are to be found under Faculties. Numerous organizations complement and enrich the university’s range of services. For example, such organizations may carry out special research activities or support Philipps-Universität Marburg in the areas of communications, IT and foreign languages (please see: Facilities).