Goethe University Frankfurt, founded in 1914, is one of Germany's largest and most prestigious universities. It has over 48,000 students and is ranked third in the country. The university's astrophysicists played a vital role in capturing the first-ever image of a black hole, a significant scientific achievement announced by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration in April 2019.
Located in the lively city of Frankfurt, often called "the smallest metropolis in the world," the university benefits from its position as a major transportation and economic hub in Europe. With around 8,000 international students from 150 countries, it hosts one of Germany's largest international student populations. Every year, Goethe University sends and receives up to 900 exchange students, promoting global academic connections.
The Frankfurt Summer School, established in 2014, has become a renowned program, welcoming about 100 international students annually.
Goethe University Frankfurt is dedicated to its Third Mission mandate, focusing on the pursuit of knowledge and science for the betterment of society. Through groundbreaking research, diverse student engagement, and global outreach, the university actively shapes the future.