Kiel - a city with many faces

Kiel as a university city (3/5)
Not only the harbour, dockyards and commerce form the impression of the city. The Christian-Albrechts-University zu Kiel (CAU) has continuously influenced the intellectual atmosphere of the city. Christian Albrecht, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1641-1694), Bishop of Lübeck (1655), founded the Kieler university in 1665 just a few years after the Thirty Years War. Therefore, the Kiel university seal is decorated with the Goddess of Peace and the motto: “Pax optima rerum - Peace is the most valuable Possession”. Where once Max Planck, Heinrich Hertz or Otto Diels lectured, today about 20.000 young students from the four corners of the Earth are studying.

Chemistry is one of eight disciplines of the Mathematical and Natural Science Faculty of the CAU. Several well-known research institutes, which are assigned to the university but at the same time carry out national tasks are situated in Kiel, such as the Leibniz Institute for Science Education and the Leibniz Institute for Marine Research or the Institute for World Economics which also belongs to the Leibniz community contribute greatly to the profile of the city as a university city.

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