Friday, August 06, 2010

University of Koblenz-Landau (Germany)

Although the name of this website is "America's College Campuses," I'm in no way opposed to showcasing universities from throughout the world. It's just that neither I nor my colleagues seem to get to international campuses that often. My wife and I recently were in Germany, however, visiting her family, so I'm now able to feature the first campus from outside the U.S. on this blog. It is the University of Koblenz-Landau campus in Landau, where my wife's father taught for many years before retiring.

UKL has been characterized as "one of the youngest universities in Germany." Below are photos of the typical landmarks of a college campus, namely the library, academic buildings, and the student union. Consistent with the campus's modern architechture, many of the buildings feature extensive use of glass, making for a bright, sunny atmosphere (as long as the weather cooperates). Extensive green foliage also lends the campus a little bit of a more traditional look.