The university was founded in 1477 and is one of the oldest universities in Germany. Around 28,500 students study here in its 7 faculties which is over one-quarter of Tübingen's population. The university employs 4,000 scientists, of whom 450 are professors, and 8,000 others. Students of Media Studies benefit from the large and varied range of disciplines. Bachelor students can choose from 43 minor subjects ranging from rhetoric and international literature to law (cf. Course directory).
What Tübingen’s pleasant surroundings do not necessarily indicate: the university has excellent international links. The Faculty of Humanities, to which Media Studies belongs, maintains 384 partnerships with universities in 58 countries (cf. Search engine for foreign contacts).
The University of Tübingen offers excellent conditions for a successful career in the media world. Well-known journalists who studied here include Theo Sommer, Hellmuth Karasek, Martin Doerry and Claus Kleber.