Created in 2003 by the merger of the universities of Duisburg and Essen, the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is the youngest university in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the ten largest universities in Germany.
In many disciplines, UDE ranks among the top ten of German research universities. Over the past three years, research income has risen 150 percent.
UDE has developed five interdisciplinary research clusters in which its scientists accomplish outstanding work. In the interdisciplinary field of nanoscience, for example, UDE has established itself as a global player with its Center for Nanointegration, CENIDE.
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IDE) at the University of Duisburg-Essen supports innovations and startups across disciplines and industries. IDE provides a range of start-up services such as coaching and innovation workshops, courses in accounting and management as well as its own Master’s program in “Innopreneurship.”