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
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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.

Programs taught in:
English

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
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Trier University

The Master's program "International Economics and Public Policy" is an interdisciplinary program jointly run by the Political Science and Economics Departments of the Uni ... [+]

Overview

The Master's program "International Economics and Public Policy" is an interdisciplinary program jointly run by the Political Science and Economics Departments of the University of Trier.

The program combines application and research-oriented courses. Students are trained to get an in-depth understanding of current topics and research in comparative and international political economy by using qualitative and quantitative advanced social science research methods.

Students can choose among a wide range of topics related to, e.g., problems of international economics, governance of the European Union, or current developments in Asia.

Course organization

The Master's program "International Economics and Public Policy" is a two-year full-time program consisting of 10 modules.... [-]

Germany Trier
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Address
Universitätsring,15
54296 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany