Liebig University in Giessen combines up to – date research and teaching with the tradition of a university which is now almost 400 years old. It bears the name of most renowned scientist, Justus Liebig, who conducted research at university for 28 years and is regarded as the founder of modern agricultural chemistry.
Justus-Liebig-University is a mid-sized German university with more than 21,000 students and 457 professors. The courses of study offered at the university are comprehensive and multi-faceted like: courses in human and veterinary medicine, the agricultural sciences, nutrition and the classical sciences, law and economics, the social and educational sciences, linguistic and cultural studies.
Justus-Liebig-University, which employs some 8,500 people and is the largest employer in central Hesse and an important economic factor for the region as a whole. A great number of jobs in and around Giessen are directly or indirectly dependent on the needs and requirements of the university. The university's pool of scientific know-how is made available to trade and industry, local communities and other institutions. To facilitate access to this pool of research and knowledge, Justus-Liebig-University, together with Philips University in Marburg and the Fachhochschule Giessen-Friedberg, has established the Transfer Centre for Central Hesse.
For the Institute of Political Science work: 7 professors, 2 senior lecturers, 4 assistants. According to the German standard, the department offers following main sub disciplines: political theory, political institutions and social systems, comparative politics, international relations and foreign policy, political economy; public policy and administration policies, and specialities: gender policy, feminism, Jean-Monnet-Professor: European affairs. The IP is involved in extensive international cooperation in teaching and research. Special research engagements are: social policy, local and regional policies; empirical research, comparative studies; media; gender studies, international and EU-relations.