Thank you for choosing Wuppertal for your research. The Bergische Universität Wuppertal is a strongly research-focused institution situated in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) the state with Europe’s most closely-knit academic and research landscape. As well as its many different teaching programs Bergische Universität offers you a wide spectrum of research activities, covering both fundamental and applied research in almost all departments. Bergische Universität's key competency lies in the interdisciplinary dovetailing of its research activities. The four already established Interdisciplinary Research Centers indicate the strategic orientation of Bergische Universität research.
The high national and international ranking regularly achieved by Bergische Universität for the quality and range of its research is due in no small measure to its excellent international scholars and researchers.
The university provides various services to help you on arrival in Wuppertal. These range from assistance in looking for accommodation to intercultural and academic training, language courses and cultural programs.
Before setting out for Wuppertal you should get in touch with your academic supervisor in the faculty where you will be pursuing your research and inform yourself about the specific conditions available in Wuppertal, as well as in Germany as a whole. The list in the column on the left contains important information on this subject. Personal help and information is available from the Center for Graduate Studies and the International Office, as well as from your supervisor. For you as a guest-researcher BUW has a lot to offer – see for yourself!