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Over 550 years of uninterrupted academic teaching and research are a success story. In the first year after the opening recorded the records of the University of Basel, 227 students and faculty at the four faculties of the theologians, lawyers, doctors and artists. Today there are approximately 12,000 students, over 300 professors and approximately 1,600 additional faculty in seven departments. From the Faculty of Arts - the former "artists" - 1937 emerged the Faculty of Natural Sciences, 1996, 2003, the Faculty of Economics and Psychology. The history of the University of Basel was by no means straightforward. It is characterized by periods of prosperity and stagnation. In particular existential crises brought the Reformation in the 16th Century, or the division in 1833 with the Canton, which showed that each university but strengthened. An extension to the sponsorship did set in motion the process of modernization of the university a greater autonomy and a greater commitment by the canton of Basel-Country. The State Treaty of 2008 was a further decisive step towards partnership. The 550th Birthday, the two Basel cantons jointly present the proud bearer of the University of Basel.
Scientifically, the University has been characterized by the beginnings of their diversity. An outstanding achievement in various fields over the centuries contributed to the reputation of the university, which must be to preserve the global competition has become. In this, the 19th since the Century emerging science an essential role. Already in the 17th Century, the University of Basel with the famous mathematicians and physicists of the Bernoulli family, a pioneer of this development. Today, especially the one of the centers of life sciences research, and for the region are economically very important. Since its founding years, the University has acquired the reputation of being a site of cultural reflection. These are the Basel printing and the 15th since the Century, growing university collections that form the basis of the internationally-known Basel's museums, contributed significantly. The large number of known scholars, who were in the course of time at the University of Basel, has done this to strengthen your reputation.
The University of Basel may well boast of having done in the opening of the science students and researchers also innovative. Already in 1919 she founded the People's High School, which is today an independent institution and in 2004 she opened a successful Children's University. It must not however be concealed that the women were first admitted in 1890 to study. Today, women make up over 55% of the students is rising. This is a sign that the educational landscape as the time of the founding of the University of Basel in motion. In a knowledge society, universities are a central place where knowledge is created and transmitted. "Knowledge moves us" is the motto with which overlooks the University of Basel 550 years of history in the future. Want to know more about the history of the University of Basel? Visit the website of the History Department of University history.
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