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The auditorium of the Heidelberg University

The University of Heidelberg is one of the oldest universities of Europe and the oldest in Germany. It is in Heidelberg, Germany. It was founded on 23 October 1385.[1] At the beginning, there were only the four traditional faculties. In 1890, the natural science got their own faculty.[1] Later after a re-organisation, the university has 12 faculties.

The University of Heidelberg is also known as Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, after the German prince Rupert I.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "History of the Heidelberg University" (in German). University of Heidelberg. Retrieved 13-11-2009.