Trier University

A modern higher education institution rich in tradition

As venerable as the buildings of the old Roman town - as sparkling as the world-famous Moselle wine: Trier University is at the same time an old and a young university. Located in the heart of Europe, it has evolved into a powerful, research-orientated and internationally connected university. 

Founded in 1473, Trier University was closed under Napoleon’s reign in the 18th century and not reopened until 1970.

13,000 students and 1,500 staff appreciate the short distances between lecture rooms and facilities and the personal atmosphere on the green, artfully landscaped campus overlooking the river.

Six interdisciplinary departments with 30 subjects encompass almost all the humanistic and social science disciplines: from Languages and Literatures to Politics and History, Media, Business and Law, Psychology and Pedagogy, Mathematics and Computer Science right through to Environmental Sciences.