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About us – Research and Study at University of Hildesheim Foundation

The University of Hildesheim Foundation emerged from the Teacher’s Training University of Lower Saxony (founded in 1946), and currently has four divisions: “Educational and Social Sciences,” “Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Communication,” “Linguistics and Information Science,” and “Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Economics and Computer Science”. The number of students enrolled at the University of Hildesheim has increased steadily since 2000 to approximately 7,500 in Winter Semester of 2015/16, of which 73 % are female. Women also comprise 43 % of the faculty, above the national average. Indeed, gender equality, and equal treatment for those from different social, ethnic and religious backgrounds, as well as educational integration in general, are important parts of the university’s mission.

Interdisciplinary work, and narrowing the gap between theory and practice, are important components of the research and teaching profile of the University of Hildesheim. Its well-designed and tested educational studies programs as well as cultural studies and applied linguistics are the traditional strength of the University of Hildesheim. In addition, Psychology, Childhood Education, Diversity Education, Translation Studies, Intercultural Communication, Environmental Studies and Business Information/Computer Science programs are also in high demand.

Since 2003, the University of Hildesheim has been a foundation under public law, and therefore enjoys a comparatively high degree of autonomy. Among other things, it can award professorships and approve its own construction projects. Annual third-party funding has increased sevenfold since the foundation was created, and three major construction programs have followed (Main Campus, Marienburg Culture Campus and Bühler Campus), in addition to a number of other foundation projects and ten innovative endowed professorships. As a public foundation, the University of Hildesheim maintains close relationships with civil society, and a strong network of affiliation with educational, scientific and cultural institutions, as well as economic and business organizations.

Students at the University of Hildesheim are active partners in the teaching and learning processes, and they are encouraged to be involved in the development and improvement of teaching and study. Through its own scholarship programs (such as the College of Minerva and Lore-Auerbach Scholarships), the University of Hildesheim supports especially-capable and socially-committed students. Moreover, regular course evaluations show that a majority of students are “mostly satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their courses, and students particularly appreciate the engagement and commitment of the faculty. Accreditation reports have also noted the high level of teacher commitment and motivation among university faculty, as well as the personal atmosphere between students and professors.

Four Faculties at University of Hildesheim:

  • Faculty 1: Educational and Social Science
  • Faculty 2: Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Communication
  • Faculty 3: Linguistics and Information Sciences
  • Faculty 4: Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Economics and Computer Science

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09. July 2018

Fakten und Fiktionen in den Künsten

Mit Fakten und Fiktionen sowie Überlappungen zwischen Wahrheit und Fantasie in Literatur, Theater und Film setzen sich Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus Spanien und Deutschland auseinander. Im Interview spricht der...

28. May 2018

Grundlagenforschung: Kommentieren im digitalen Raum

Ein Hildesheimer Forschungsverbund untersucht, wie sich das Lesen im digitalen Raum verändert. Das Bundesforschungsministerium fördert das Projekt „Rez@Kultur“ über drei Jahre. Acht Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus...

UNI intern

03. April 2018

Professorin für Kreatives Schreiben und Kulturjournalismus

Ab dem Sommersemester 2018 forscht und lehrt Prof. Dr. Annette Pehnt am Institut für Literarisches Schreiben und Literaturwissenschaft auf dem Hildesheimer Kulturcampus. Die Wissenschaftlerin wurde auf die Professur für Kreatives...

03. April 2018

Professor für Empirische Unterrichtsforschung

Prof. Dr. Christof Wecker forscht und lehrt ab April 2018 am Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft der Universität Hildesheim. Der Wissenschaftler wurde auf die Professur für Empirische Unterrichtsforschung berufen. Im Interview...

11. January 2018

Professorin für Transmediale Übersetzung

Dr. Nathalie Mälzer wurde zum 1. Januar 2018 zur Universitätsprofessorin für Transmediale Übersetzung ernannt. Sie arbeitet bereits seit 2009 am Institut für Übersetzungswissenschaft und Fachkommunikation der Universität...

11. January 2018

Universitätsprofessor für Kirchengeschichte

Zum 1. Januar 2018 wurde Dr. Dr. Jörg Bölling zum Universitätsprofessor für Kirchengeschichte ernannt. In Hildesheim forscht und lehrt der Wissenschaftler am Institut für Katholische Theologie der Universität Hildesheim.


Universität Hildesheim

Universitätsplatz 1
31141 Hildesheim
Telephone: +49 5121 - 883 0

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