General information

Frankfurt (Oder)
EUC Number (Charta): 29850
Erasmus Code: D FRANKFU08
The European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) was founded in 1991 and began its first academic year in 1992. The Viadrina continues the fine tradition of the first Federal State University
of Brandenburg (Alma Mater Viadrina 1506 - 1811) and today endeavours to face the challenges of a new Europe.

In cooperation with affiliated universities throughout Europe and the world, the Viadrina, due to its geography and history, plays a special role as a bridge between Eastern and Western Europe. The University's departments do not limit themselves to the confines of their own disciplines but work together with others to answer questions and solve problems involved in building a common »European House«.

The Collegium Polonicum, an institution run by both the Viadrina and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan/Poland, is an outstanding example of cross-border and interdisciplinary cooperation.

An important element in the concept of the Viadrina is the German-Polish cooperation: One-third of the students are from Poland. Moreover, the large number of international students from numerous countries all over the world helps to create an atmosphere of increased communication and understanding among different cultures, which truly is an European experience.

The Viadrina consists of three faculties - the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, and the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences. European aspects play an important role in all faculties. Since the borders of Europe have opened, the importance of learning foreign languages has dramatically increased. The Viadrina encourages its students to not only learn other European languages, but also to be sensitive to other cultures and their different ways of thinking.

Network memberships

Conseil Européen pour les Langues (European Language Council) (CEL/ELC)


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