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International Profile

As the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf is a cosmopolitan, dynamic, welcoming and internationally well-positioned metropolis in the Rhineland, and is thus located in the heart of Europe. Heinrich Heine University (HHU) Düsseldorf is also optimally networked regionally and internationally, and fosters the international exchange of its members at all levels. It offers an excellent scientific environment in the faculties, internal and external research institutes and in myriad third-party funded research associations. Several hundred international scientists from all corners of the globe come to stay at HHU to conduct research every year. The broad spectrum of services our Welcome Center offers for scientists makes it possible for them to quickly concentrate on their research or teaching projects. We are convinced: the only way to master the great challenges of our time is by collaborating across and beyond countries and disciplines.

HHU has teamed up with over 200 partners in Europe and abroad in the Erasmus program. Since 2020, HHU has been a consortium partner in the European Universities program with partner universities from France, Poland, Sweden and Luxembourg. HHU also maintains partnerships with renowned universities around the world – including the University of Tel Aviv, UC Davis and the Universities of Keio and Waseda in Tokyo.

Around 3,800 of our full-time students come from abroad. We integrate them and offer specific support and intercultural interaction on campus. Our graduates embark on international career paths because not only do they excel with professional expertise, but also with intercultural core competencies!

Prorector for International and Science Communication
International Office Management

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  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Marschall
  • +49 211 81-10030

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  • Dr. Sigrun Wegener-Feldbrügge
  • +49 211 81-13405

International Partnerships

Erasmus Partnerships

In the framework of the Erasmus Programme of the EU, the HHU maintains over 350 partnerships with about 200 universities in 30 European countries

Partnerships outside Erasmus

The HHU additionally maintains a lot of international student exchange, research and teaching partnerships at faculty and department level. For information please refer to the faculties and to the Higher Education Compass.


International Partner Universities

HHU maintains many partnerships with international universities and institutions. They are the basis for scientific exchange and the framework that enables our students to study and earn credit at a foreign university that is transferable to their home institution. 

Service Points at International Level

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