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About Kiel & Kiel University

Kiel.jpgKiel is the capital in the most northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Founded in 1233, Kiel has now around 240.000 inhabitants. About 28,000 of them are students. Directly located at the Baltic Sea, Kiel is famous for its sailing conditions and hosts the annual Kiel Week (Kieler Woche). The Kiel Week is one of the world's biggest sailing events  and atttracts hordes of visitors every June.



CAU.jpgFounded in 1665 by Christian Albrecht, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Kiel University is the largest University in Schleswig-Holstein. Today more than 25,000 Students are enrolled in one of over 180 degree programms, around 4000 of them are studying at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences.                                            
Kiel University focuses on four core research areas: Marine Sciences; Nano Sciences; Societal, Environmental and Cultural Change and Life Sciences. Moreover Kiel University works closely with science and research institutes like the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research (GEOMAR) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).