Besides state (public) higher education institutions, private universities (state approved or recognised) also exist for specific subject areas as do church-maintained higher education institutions, and universities of applied administrative sciences.
Depending on their scope one differentiates between the following types:
- Universities and higher education institutions with comparable responsibilities (universities of technology/technical universities, distance studies/learning universities, universities of the Federal Armed Forces, medical universities/schools, veterinary medical universities/schools, sports universities, church colleges and colleges of philosophy and theology, universities of education)
- Colleges of art and music, film and media schools
- Universities of applied sciences
- Universities of public administrative sciences
Each higher education institution is divided into departments or faculties.
statistics on universities
e.g. on the number of students
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