About Us

Trier University was founded in 1473 and reopened in 1970 as a modern campus university. Built on a high plateau overlooking the Moselle River and surrounded by luscious green nature, it is said to be one of Germany's most beautiful campuses. Faculty and departmental buildings are connected by bridges and grouped around the Forum and the Central Library.

Trier University has a strong focus on the humanities, social sciences, and economics, but it is also steadily strengthening its environmental sciences programs. There are six faculties that together cover more than 30 subject areas. Many research projects are interdisciplinary in nature and embedded in global networks.

With its roughly 1,200 employees and 13,000 students (including more than 11% international students), Trier University embraces contrast: young, yet true to tradition; internationally oriented and regionally rooted; on the geographic edge of Germany, but in the heart of Europe.

  • 13,000 Total number of students
  • 11 Percentage of international students
Lost in LibraryBecca Tapert / Unsplash

University Location

Trier is situated in the western part of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate in the Moselle Valley. The city is proud of its rich history, which is reflected in its museums and its many historical sites. Thanks to its landmarks, the Porta Nigra, the Trier Cathedral, and other significant architectural monuments, Germany's oldest city has been declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.

Today's cityscape is a fusion of history and modern lifestyle, not least characterized by vibrant student life. With bars, cafés and a colorful range of cultural offerings and festivals, Trier is a tourist attraction with international appeal and a beautiful place for the city's 110,000 residents to live.

The economy of the city is characterized by a few major enterprises and many medium-sized businesses.

Its proximity to Luxembourg, an important financial center and the site of several EU institutions, as well as to France and Belgium put Trier in the heart of Europe. Nine twin towns and cities across Europe, Asia, and the USA attest to Trier's international orientation.

Programmes taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

MA

Trier University

Dealing with current issues of governance and government requires a deeper understanding of contemporary policy and governance challenges in different parts of the world. ... [+]

Overview

Dealing with current issues of governance and government requires a deeper understanding of contemporary policy and governance challenges in different parts of the world. This Master's program covers two major world regions, the European Union and East Asia. Students will learn to analyze how these regions adapt to often disruptive and transformative economic and political changes. The European integration experience, EU decision-making, and key EU policies are analyzed and compared with institutions of regional cooperation in East and Southeast Asia as well as with East Asian approaches to key policy fields such as economic and security issues. Furthermore, contemporary issues of global governance and the roles of both the European Union and China in global governance will be analyzed by students.... [-]

Germany Trier
Request Info
English (US)
Full time
4 semesters
Campus
Read more in English

MSc

Trier University

The Department of Economics at Trier University offers an international and interdisciplinary two-year Master's program in Economics. It is designed for students who are ... [+]

Overview Degree: Master of Science in Economics Teaching language: English Program duration: 4 semesters Beginning: Winter semester 2020 Tuition fees per semester in Euro: None Supervisor-student ratio: 1:5 Joint degree / double degree program: Yes Description/content: The Department of Economics at Trier University offers an international and interdisciplinary two-year Master's program in Economics. It is designed for students who are interested in gaining a broader perspective on economics. The program has a special focus on the European context. The program combines application and research-oriented courses and has a special emphasis on empirical methods. In addition to thorough training in economic theory and econometrics, students can attend a varying number of courses offered, e.g., by the Business Department, the Political Science Department, or the Sociology Department. Students will be prepared for a career in both the private and the public sectors. The program also will qualify students for a Ph.D. program. For further information, please use this link: www.msc-econ.uni-trier.de Course details Course organization ... [-]
Germany Trier
October 2020
English (US)
Full time
4 semesters
Campus
Read more in English
Address
Universitätsring,15
54296 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany