Facts and Figures

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  • Students in Winter Semester 2020/21    
    Total students (including on a leave of absence)   79,702
    Active students (not including on a leave of absence)   78,206
      Men 53.32%
      Women 46.66%
      Enrolled in a degree program 68,257
      Open Access students 7,311
      Continuing education students 2,638
    Enrolled in the    
      Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 21%
      Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science 16%
      Faculty of Psychology 19%
      Faculty of Business Administration and Economics 29%
      Faculty of Law 15%
    In regular employment   ca. 80%
    Previously completed a university degree   ca. 51%
    Average age (in years)   37.6
    Citizenship German 70,743
      Another European country 6,468
      Another country (total, including European and stateless) 7,463
    Current Residence Germany 72,264
      Another European country 5,416
      Another country (total, including Europe) 5,942
  • University Staff (Date: 1 October 2020)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) 90 29 89.39 28.39
    - W2/3 temporary professorships
    3 3 3 3
    - Junior professorships 8)
    4 3 3.99 2.39
    - Interim Professorships
    3 2 3 2
    Academic Staff 519 239 441.59 195.51
    Academic and student assistants4) 234 140 59.60 32.15
    Tutors5) 287 117 39.79 22.83
    Administrative and technical staff6) 720 491 615.64 401.15
    Total university staff 1,852 1018 1248.01 682.03

    1) Data from the BI (Basic data from October 2020).

    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 2019  
    Revenue €94.7 million
    including:  
    Ongoing state funding €72.4 million
    Revenue from fees and other income €16.2 million
    Third-party contributions / Continuing education €6.1 million
    Other temporary state funding
    (not included in revenue above)
    €13.6 million
    Higher Education Pact1 €9.5 million
    Other funding2 €4.1 million

    1 Higher Education Pact III including compensation funds, master program, European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), building and investment funds, FernUni development plan

    2 Subsidies, KAoA program, service offices, grants for the Programme for Women Professors, Digitale Hochschule NRW, Digitalisierungsoffensive, Chancengerechte Hochschule NRW, Landesunfallkasse

  • 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).