Kiel University 

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Kiel University, also known as the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel, is a university in Kiel, Germany. It was founded in 1665 and currently has 27,000 students approximately. Kiel University is the state's largest, oldest, and most prestigious university. Kiel University faculty, alumni, and researchers have received 12 Nobel Prizes. Since 2006, Kiel University has been a member of the German Universities Excellence Initiative. Kiel University is also affiliated with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. The university is well-known for its emphasis on public international law. Kiel University has 190 courses that allow you students to learn a lot and exchange ideas with a lot of people. In addition to traditional subjects such as law and medicine, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are available. Applied fields of study, such as materials and technology sciences or agricultural and nutritional sciences, provide excellent career opportunities. The teaching degree is crucial. Future teachers benefit from excellent specialist training and have excellent prospects in teaching, learning, and educational research with 21 integrated subjects. As Schleswig-only Holstein's only comprehensive university with a strong research focus, the CAU has systematically developed four dynamic research areas based on the interdisciplinary interaction of strong disciplines in recent years: marine sciences, life sciences, society, the environment, and culture in transition, as well as nano-sciences and surface research. The CAU is a part of an international network of contacts and relationships in the fields of science, culture, politics, and economics. Around 50 universities and colleges in Europe, America, and Asia have signed university partnership agreements. Agreements for strategic collaboration have been signed with Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland and Dalhousie University in Canada.

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