With the decision to take its name from Carl von Ossietzky the University of Oldenburg emphasised science?s responsibility toward society and its need to engage in public discourse. This tradition remains vital to the university?s identity to this day.
The University of Oldenburg is a young university. Since its founding in 1973 the university has enriched the Northwest region of Germany with economic and cultural impulses. Strengthening the region as a centre of science and research is also the declared objective of its close co-operation with the University of Bremen.
Combining and developing scientific excellence with outstanding teaching is the agenda for the coming years. The foundation has been laid: internationally visible and interdisciplinary research, systematic promotion of young researchers and a complete restructuring to Bachelor and Master degrees.