Transcending boundaries is a hallmark of Saarland University – no matter whether these are geographical borders, cultural boundaries, barriers between academic disciplines, or outmoded divisions between academia and economic and cultural life.
Saarland University is a modern university within the Saar-Lor-Lux region – a dynamic part of Europe defined by the shared borders between Germany, France and Luxembourg. An international perspective has been a defining feature of Saarland University ever since it was established in cooperation with France in 1948. Today, 17.300 young people are studying in Saarbrücken and Homburg, 18 per cent of whom are international students. Informatics, nanotechnology, biosciences and Europe are the key disciplines that are shaping the university's profile. With its “Gründer-Campus Saar” program, Saarland University offers a comprehensive support package for students preparing to start their careers or aiming to set up their own businesses.