The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is one of the ten largest in the Federal Republic with more than 43,000 students. Her broad range of subjects ranges from humanities, social sciences and education to economics, engineering, natural sciences and medicine. Since its foundation in 2003, the UDE has developed into a globally recognized research university. This is documented by the meanwhile achieved top positions in international rankings. Thus, the UDE ranks third among the world's best universities founded after the turn of the millennium. In the Times Higher Education Ranking, she is ranked 13th among the top 150 international universities that are not yet 50 years old.