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Martin Luther Universität Halle Wittenberg

As a member of the Central German University Alliance Halle-Jena-Leipzig, MLU cooperates closely with other universities, and with external research institutes and industries. This is visible at a local level on the Weinberg Campus, the second largest technology park in Eastern Germany. All of the university’s natural science institutes are concentrated here. They work in partnership with companies and major German research institutes, such as the Max Planck Society and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Halle’s university has a broad-reaching network of partner universities throughout the world.

Bachelor's programmes



The oldest and largest university in Saxony-Anhalt was created in 1817 when the University of Wittenberg (founded in 1502) merged with Friedrichs University Halle (founded in 1694). Today the university has around 20,000 students and 340 professors.


Education and research with a 500-year-old tradition: Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) offers a wide range of academic subjects in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and medicine.


MLU’s academic profile in the field of humanities is shaped by the core research areas “Enlightenment – Religion – Knowledge” and “Society and Culture in Motion”. The university’s core scientific research is in “Materials Science – Nanostructured Materials” and “Molecular Biosciences – Proteins and their Functions in the Control of Cellular Processes”.Agricultural sciences also play a leading role and Halle’s university bears sole responsibility in Saxony-Anhalt for developing this academic profile.


The career centre is the contact point for all students and businesses in questions of career management. The centre provides consultancy and information in matters of occupational orientation and assistance in finding practical trainings and managing career entry.

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Medical services

With a history spanning over 300 years, it is one of the oldest medical schools in Germany and Europe. Germany's first University Hospital was founded here. It was also here that the first medical doctor title was awarded to a woman. The first kidney transplants and open-heart surgeries in the former GDR were carried out in Halle.

Student Life

Campus life

In addition to the Weinberg Campus, MLU has three other main locations. The centrally located University Square is one of the most beautiful squares in Europe and it is a site in Halle that is steeped in tradition.Many institutes focusing on the humanities and social sciences are located on the new Steintor Campus. Educationalists and theologians teach, study and conduct research at the Francke Foundations.