Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg Overview
The roots of the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg reach back as far as 1402. In that era, it was the sixth institution of higher education to be founded in the German-speaking regions of Europe, after the Universities of Prague, Vienna, Heidelberg, Cologne, and Erfurt.
Many eminent scholars and scientists, 14 Nobel Laureates among them, have researched and taught in Würzburg. Rudolf Virchow, Carl Siebold, and Franz Brentano are in that number, as well as Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who discovered the X-rays in Würzburg in 1895, or Klaus von Klitzing, discoverer of the Quantum-Hall Effect.
Today, Würzburg's University is counted among the medium-sized institutions of higher education in Germany. It comprises ten faculties with about 400 professors and 28,000 students.
Swansea University currently has agreements in place with Julius Maximilian University for the College of Arts and Humanities and the department of German.