Learning and Teaching

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is the first university in Germany to have successfully completed the system accreditation process and to receive the official seal of accreditation from the Accreditation Council for its own internal quality assurance system. As opposed to applying for program accreditation for individual degree programs through external agencies, the seal of accreditation authorizes Mainz University to establish degree programs independently and to issue its own internal accreditation.

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With more than 32,000 students from about 120 nations, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest universities in Germany. Being the only comprehensive university in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, JGU combines almost all academic disciplines under one roof, including the Mainz University Medical Center, the School of Music, and the Mainz Academy of Arts. This is unique in the German academic landscape. With 75 fields of study and a total of 242 degree courses, including 106 Bachelor’s and 116 Master’s degree programs, JGU offers an extraordinarily broad range of courses. With these, the University covers all academic disciplines of a comprehensive university. In our JGU STUDENT PORTAL, prospective and current students find all relevant information on the courses offered at JGU, on how to choose the right one, on application procedures, on the organization of one's course of studies and on many other aspects more. 

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Effective and successful learning needs quality and excellence in teaching. To ensure and further enhance the quality of teaching at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, the University Senate established the Gutenberg Teaching Council (GTC) in November 2010. With the establishment of the GTC, Mainz University lives up to its self-conception grounded in its mission statement and its teaching strategy: research and teaching are of equal rank and it is JGU's aim to obtain optimum and excellent performance in both areas. Irrespective of the responsibility of the JGU faculties to secure and organize their course offerings, the Gutenberg Teaching Council aims at the promotion and further development of teaching and academic teaching competence at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz while taking into account its research orientation, its interdisciplinary and international character, and its professional orientation. It shall also make well-founded academic contributions to the further development and improvement of course structures and study conditions at JGU.

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