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The first university of the Free Imperial City of Nuremberg was officially opened as an academy in Altdorf in 1575 and raised to university status in 1622. The mathematician, instrument maker and astronomer Johannes Praetorius, who is attributed with the invention of the measuring table, taught at the Altdorfina, where Johann Pachelbel, the well-known Baroque composer, and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz, one of the most famous German philosophers, studied. On the other hand, the Bohemian aristocrat and later famous military commander Wallenstein left a rather inglorious mark as a student in Altdorf.

Science and Research today

More than 34,000 young people are currently studying in the Nuremberg region at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, the Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences, the Protestant University College, the Academy of Music or the Academy of Fine Arts. The spectrum of this excellently trained next generation ranges from art, music and practical engineering courses to economics, but one focus is on scientific research. The Nuremberg Metropolitan Region is the base for Medical Valley, the Energy Campus, well-known research institutions like the Fraunhofer Institutes as well as the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and many successful spin-offs.  



Universities and non-academic research institutions at a glance.