The faculties are the basic organizational units of Mainz University. They fulfill the tasks assigned to the university in the fields of research, learning, and continuing education for their respective areas.
The integration of a School of Music and an Academy of Arts in a university is unique in Germany. These two institutions serve the purposes of teaching, studying, and cultivating the arts including music and art education and the advancement of junior artists. They advance public awareness of musical and cultural issues, for instance by organizing concerts and exhibitions.
Another JGU specialty is the Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies in Germersheim for the training of translators and interpreters in numerous European and non-European languages.
This great diversity of subjects ensures interdisciplinary research and teaching as well as – in the spirit of Johannes Gutenberg himself – an innovative dealing with ideas and technologies.