European University Viadrina 

Frankfurt, Frankfurt (Oder)
Public (University)
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The European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) (German: Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)) is a university in the German state of Brandenburg. It is also referred to as the University of Frankfurt (Oder). The city is located on the Oder River, which separates Germany and Poland. The Viadrina is one of Germany's smallest universities, with 5,200 students, 1,000 of whom are from Poland, and 160 teaching staff. The university was renamed Viadrina European University in 1991. Its current faculties are Economics and Business Studies, Law, and Cultural Studies. The educational program's primary goal is to attract students from all over Europe in order to create a diverse student body. Currently, approximately 40% of students are foreigners (mostly Poles), a higher proportion than at other German universities. Notable among the research institutions at Viadrina University is the Frankfurt Institute of Transformational Studies (FIT). The institute is a substantial contributor to research on economies in transition. The Viadrina's lifeblood is internationalism, and the university's reach extends far beyond the European continent. Approximately 6,500 students from over 100 countries have come to study here. At the Viadrina, learning to appreciate different points of view is second nature. It also has over 250 partner universities around the world. To infer, Viadrina has strictly adhered to its concept of bringing young people together from every corner of the world. This concept has proven to be successful as Viadrina has grown to become a lively, highly regarded member in the community of German and European universities.

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