Language faculty

Modern Language Faculty - Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

The University of Tübingen's Faculty of Modern Languages (Neuphilologische Fakultät) is the largest faculty of the university with about 8,000 students. It is located in the Neuphilologikum in the Wilhelmstraße area of the town. Most staff and students refer to both faculty and building by the building's inofficial name, Brechtbau, named after the German author and playwright Bertolt Brecht.

The building has its own lecture theatres for use by the faculty's departments as well as being equipped with a significant library containing over 300,000 volumes. Computer pools and wireless internet access allow students to conduct research online.


The faculty of Modern Languages consists of the following schools and departments:

  • German Language and Literature
    • Comparative Literature
    • Scandinavian Languages and Literatures
    • Media Science
  • English Language and Literature
    • American Studies
  • Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Slavistic Languages and Literatures
  • General Rhetoric
  • Linguistics
    • General Linguistics / Computer Linguistics
    • General and Theoretical Linguistics
    • Theoretical Computer Linguistics


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