Environment

The university and Bonn region provide an exceptional environment for successful research and a high quality of life.

University of Bonn

The University of Bonn offers a large number of undergraduate and graduate programs in a range of subjects. Its library holds more than two million volumes. The University of Bonn has 525 professors and 31,000 students. Among its notable alumni and faculty are seven Nobel Laureates, two Fields Medalists, twelve Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize winners, Pope Benedict XVI, Frederick III, Karl Marx, Heinrich Heine, Friedrich Nietzsche, Konrad Adenauer, and Joseph Schumpeter. University of Bonn is constantly ranked among the best universities in Germany, Europe and world-wide.

Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS)

With its workforce of nearly 280 employees, Fraunhofer IAIS combines the competences and scientific qualities of all engineering disciplines - especially informatics, and mathematics, natural sciences, business economics, geo and social sciences - with profound industry expertise. IAIS has a budget of approx. 20 million euros the institute implements application solutions in the fields of machine learning, multimedia pattern recognition, visual analytics, process intelligence, adaptive robotics and cooperating objects.

City of Bonn

Bonn is a city on the banks of the Rhine River in the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It was capital of West Germany till 1990 and the official seat of government of united Germany till 1999. Bonn is located right next to Cologne (Germany's fourth largest city) in the very south of the Rhine-Ruhr region, the largest metropolitan area of Germany. While being a cultural, political, scientific and economic hub Bonn has preserved its historic charm. Comparative worldwide studies have confirmed for many years that Bonn offers an outstanding quality of life. Surrounded by some of the most delightful countryside in Europe, its residents have a wide range of recreational options. Bonn has developed into a hub of international cooperation in particular in the area of environment and sustainable development and currently hosts 18 United Nations institutions. Bonn is located at the most frequented German high-speed ICE rail line, shares with Cologne one of the busiest German airports and is just a 40 minutes train ride away from Frankfurt airport. Many European metropoles such as Brussels, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam are in easy reach by train.