Facts and Figures

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  • Students in Winter Semester 2019/20    
    Total students (including on a leave of absence)   76,936
    Active students (not including on a leave of absence)   75,426
      Men 54%
      Women 46%
      Enrolled in a degree program 67,088
      Open Access students 6,028
      Continuing education students 2,310
    Enrolled in the    
      Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 20%
      Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science 16%
      Faculty of Psychology 19%
      Faculty of Business Administration and Economics 31%
      Faculty of Law 14%
    In regular employment   ca. 80%
    Previously completed a university degree   ca. 49%
    Average age (in years)   37.5
    Citizenship German 68,195
      Another European country 6,344
      Another country (total, including European and stateless) 7,231
    Current Residence Germany 69,603
      Another European country 5,278
      Another country (total, including Europe) 5,823
  • University Staff (Date: 1 October 2019)1) Total number of employees2) Full-time equivalents7)
    Staff financed through the university budget and third-party funds Total Women Total Women
    President 1 1 1 1
    Head of Administration 1 1 1 1
    Total Professors3) 92 29 92 29
    - W2/3 temporary professorships
    2 2 2 2
    - Endowed junior professorships
    1 1 1 1
    - Junior professorships 8)
    5 3 5 3
    - Interim Professorships
    4 2 4 2
    Academic Staff 485 222 411.27 183.70
    Academic and student assistants4) 215 119 58.79 31.25
    Tutors5) 289 108 36.02 19.59
    Administrative and technical staff6) 738 512 631.5 418.9
    Total university staff 1,821 992 1231.58 684.44

    1) Data from the BI (Basic data from October 2019).

    2) Not including staff on special leave according to collective labor agreements and civil service law, receiving temporary pensions, on parental leave, or on secondment. No employees are double-counted in these figures.

    3) Including W-1 professorships.

    4) Includes academic assistants and student assistants.

    5)Includes academic online tutors and mentors.

    6)Including trainees.

    7) Full-time equivalents represent the relationship between employees’ individual working times and full-time employment as defined by law or collective labor agreements.

    8) The junior professorships include two tenure-track junior professorships and one fast track junior professorship.

  • Budget 2018  
    Revenue €89.9 million
    including:  
    Ongoing state funding €68.7 million
    Revenue from fees and other income €15.9 million
    Third-party contributions / Continuing education €5.3 million
    Other temporary state funding
    (not included in revenue above)
    €8.2 million
    Higher Education Pact1 €7.0 million
    Other funding2 €1.2 million

    1 Higher Education Pact III including compensation funds, master program, ECTS, building and investment funds, Higher Education Statistics Law, FernUni development plan

    2 Subsidies, KAoA program, service offices, gender equality funding, grants for the Programme for Women Professors, Digitale Hochschule NRW

  • You can get an overview of the current semester, student statistics by semester, and graduation statistics over time at our in-depth statistics page (German).