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Opening in 2001
Jacobs University was founded with the support of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, the University of Bremen, and Rice University, Houston, Texas.
Organization. Private, state-recognized university, gGmbH (limited liability company whose profits are utilized for non-commercial purposes)
Supervisory Board and decision-making body: Board of Governors
Campus: 34 hectares; located 17 km from the city center
Language of teaching and research: English
Students: 1,466

 

Key Facts

Location
Campus: 34 hectares; 17 km from the city center
 
Accreditation and recognition
 
1999Officially recognized by the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
2001Accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities
2001   Positively assessed by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (a German association promoting science and academic start-ups)
2004All Bachelor’s courses approved by the German Accreditation Council (Agency ACQUIN)
2006Winner of Schlüsselqualifikationen plus (Key Qualifications plus) competition run by Stiftung Mercator (an educational foundation) and Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft
2006Announcement of a €200 million investment by the Jacobs Foundation, to date Europe’s largest ever private donation to a university
2008Institutional reaccreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities; highly positive evaluation of the University's development
2010Renewed official recognition by Free Hanseatic City of Bremen