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University of Göttingen
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Latin: Universitas Regiæ Georgiæ Augustæ
MottoIn publica commoda (Latin)
Zum Wohle aller
Motto in EnglishFor the good of all
TypePublic Law foundation (Stiftung öffentlichen Rechts, since 2003)
PresidentProf. Dr. Ulrike Beisiegel
Admin. staff11.876
LocationGöttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
AffiliationsGerman Excellence Universities
Coimbra Group

The University of Göttingen (German: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), known informally as Georgia Augusta, is a university in the city of Göttingen, Germany.

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.


  1. Universität Göttingen (October 5, 2009). "Leitbild für Alumni Göttingen". Retrieved October 5, 2009. 

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Coordinates: 51°32′31″N 9°56′04″E / 51.54194°N 9.93444°E / 51.54194; 9.93444