University of Wuppertal


University of Wuppertal
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
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Seal of the University of Wuppertal
Budget€ 189.4 million[1]
RectorLambert T. Koch
Academic staff
Administrative staff
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Campus Grifflenberg, University of Wuppertal

The University of Wuppertal (Universität Wuppertal) is a German scientific institution, located in Wuppertal, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

The university's official name in German is Bergische Universität Wuppertal, or BUW. It was founded in 1972. In 2014/15, approx. 20,000 students were enrolled in a wide range of subjects with many interdisciplinary linkages between a total of 7 faculties.


  • Division A: Humanities and Cultural Studies
  • Division B: Schumpeter School of Business and Economics
  • Division C: Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Division D: Architecture, Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering, Safety
  • Division E: Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Media Technology
  • Division F: Design and Art
  • Division G: Education and Social Sciences


The main building of the University of Wuppertal is located in the suburb of Elberfeld on Grifflenberg. The university now has 3 campuses:

  • Campus Grifflenberg (main campus) in Elberfeld, Wuppertal
  • Campus Freudenberg in Elberfeld, Wuppertal
  • Campus Haspel in Unterbarmen, Wuppertal

All three campuses house specific parts of the University Library of Wuppertal, the main library at Campus Grifflenberg holds five specific libraries.

From 2004 until 2010, the University of Wuppertal was home to the second supercomputer at a German university. ALiCEnext, the supercomputer, was designed as a cluster and consisted of 512 so-called Blades. ALiCEnext was used in the field of elementary particle physics, applied computer science, astro-particle physics and experimental high energy physics.

Notable professors

The university employs more than 250 professors (as of 2014). Notable people who have taught in Wuppertal are:

Notable alumni

Awards and rankings

International rankings

Shanghai Ranking placed the University of Wuppertal between 404th and 502nd overall as compared to other international collegiate programs.[4] However, the Physics program in particular is ranked somewhat higher, being placed between the 101st and 150th places in 2013 and between 151st and 200th in 2014.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed the University of Wuppertal in the 501–600th bracket in its World University Rankings 2020, and 201+ in the European Teachings Rankings 2019.[5]

In 2016, CWUR ranked University of Wuppertal as the 909th best university overall within its list of top 1000 international universities.[6] In 2017 its place raised to 844th in the same list.[7]

National rankings

At the CHE ranking, which evaluated more than 300 universities in the German-speaking world on the basis of the judgments of more than 250,000 students, University of Wuppertal was awarded three times. In 2011 the university reached the top group in eleven of the 13 categories. With a total score of 1.9, the Faculty of Economics was above the nationwide average of 2.6.[8]


  1. ^ "Finanzen" (in German). University of Wuppertal. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  2. ^ a b "Personal" (in German). University of Wuppertal. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  3. ^ a b c d "Studium und Lehre". University of Wuppertal. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
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  5. ^ "University of Wuppertal". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  6. ^ "University of Wuppertal Ranking | CWUR 2016".
  7. ^ "University of Wuppertal Ranking | CWUR 2017".
  8. ^ "Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft - Schumpeter School of Business and Economics".

External links

  • Official website of Bergische Universität Wuppertal (In German)
  • Website of University of Wuppertal (In English)

Coordinates: 51°14′43″N 7°08′58″E / 51.24528°N 7.14944°E / 51.24528; 7.14944