Heidelberg University is a comprehensive university that lays strong focus on research and research-based teaching in the fields of life sciences, natural and engineering sciences, law, social sciences and humanities. The research community at Heidelberg University with its strong theoretical and methodological competence and international reach focuses on expanding horizons of research and interdisciplinary cooperation. The university’s strong research culture and success is evident as 56 Nobel Laureates share a connection with Heidelberg University or the city of Heidelberg. The university identifies South Asia, in particular India, as a strategic focus area for research collaborations.
As a research university with international reach, Heidelberg University holds the strong theoretical and methodological competence evident in its subjects and disciplinary cultures as fundamental to its scientific endeavours. In addition to its disciplinary strengths, however, the university also acknowledges its social responsibilities and special potential to effectively address, through interdisciplinary cooperation, complex problems critical to the progress of humanity.