University of Duisburg-Essen 

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In the center of the Ruhr Metropolitan Region sits the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), one of the largest and youngest universities in Germany. Its wide range of topics includes everything from economics, engineering, natural sciences, and health to humanities, social sciences, and education. Since its foundation in 2003, the UDE has developed into a globally recognized research university. The UDE offers a wide range of services, some of which focus on interdisciplinary areas such as water research, urban systems, biomedical sciences, nanosciences, and biomedical sciences. The processes of lifelong learning and socialization are another important area of study. The UDE is a desirable location for research-based teaching thanks to its innovative and digitally-enabled teaching and learning methods. It provides 267-degree programs, including 127 teacher preparation programs, to its 41,740 students from more than 130 countries. The UDE is held up as an example of how educational equity may be achieved at a university on a national level. Numerous initiatives and programmes support young people with potential. The UDE prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive environment where staff, researchers, and students can grow professionally. By doing this, a widespread, resource-conserving development is sought after. Under the auspices of the Universitätsallianz Ruhr, the UDE has a strategic alliance with the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Technische Universität Dortmund (UA Ruhr). They work closely together in research and education, and they each have branch offices on three different continents. Additionally, the UDE continues to collaborate with more than 100 universities worldwide.

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