Germany (BVMD) - Essen
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
573000
37000
upon request
available months depend on local disposability
12 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
Boarding money
dorms, shared student flats
none
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LEOs
Essen LEO
OVERVIEW

About Essen

Essen (pop. 570000) is the central city of the Rhine-Ruhr area, which is the largest metropolitan area in Germany. In 2010 it was titled "Cultural Captital of Europe" due to its diverse cultural life: Essen is home of the Aalto Opera House, Saalbau Concert Hall and Folkwang Museum (Modern and contemporary arts). Essen offers everything- a modern city center with lots of shopping facilities, the historic boroughs of Werden and Kettwig, parks (Gruga Park) and a lake with beach (Lake Baldeney).

Sights

  • Villa Hügel is the former residence of the Krupp family and was built in 1873. The Krupps are a prominent dynasty of steel industrialists and established Essen as a major industrial city in Germany in the 19th century. Today ThyssenKrupp is a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Essen.
  • Zeche Zollverein is called the most beautiful coal mine in the world and is listed as Unesco World Heritage Site. It is constructed in the style of Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity).

Restaurants, Bars& Clubs

Bars, restaurants and clubs in Essen are located in the city center and around Rüttenscheider Straße in the district of Rüttenscheid.

  • Fritz Patrick´s Irish Pub. Giradet Str.2/Rüttenscheid. Expat meeting point in Essen. Live soccer.[1]
  • FCUK YOGA: Emmastraße 13/Rüttenscheid. Stylish cocktail bar.[2]
  • Miamamia: Rüttenscheider Str. 183/Rüttenscheid. Italian style coffee popular with young people.[3]
  • Löwe in Essen: Kopstadtplatz 13/City Center. Bavarian food and beer in Essen. [4]

Local Exchange Team

Aline Sabine Sarah Bahman Dirk

Fachschaft Medizin der Universität Duisburg-Essen

Vertretung der Medizinstudierenden der Universität Duisburg-Essen

Hufelandstr. 55

45122 Essen

Facebook: [6]

Student Association: [7]

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

Essen University Hospital is the biggest hospital in the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region. Over 153000 outpatients and 44000 inpatients are treated here every year. For many years now Essen University Hospital focuses on three major research areas: cardiovascular deseases, cancer and transplantion surgery. Furthermore Essen is home of one of the first proton therapy centers in Europe.

Also visit the hospital´s web page: [5]

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
right now we do not offer any research exchange but trying to find some projects
BOARDING
We organize accommodation in shared-flats with other students (mixed-gender) or in residential halls on the hospital campus. If you have any special needs, please contact us. Accommodation is guaranteed for the period of your professional exchange (1-30/31 day of a month). Nevertheless we try to find places to stay if you arrive earlier or depart later: In this case contact us as soon as possible;)
LODGING
It depends on the time =)
TRANSPORTATION

Within Essen

Our local carrier EVAG offers reliable tram, underground and bus services to all sights and places. We will inform you about the most convenient and cheapest ticket when arriving in Essen.

Within Germany

Essen central station is served by regional and long distance trains of Deutsche Bahn. There are direct trains to Berlin (3h40min, hourly); Cologne (1h, every 20min); Hamburg (3h10min, hourly); Munich (5h10min, every 2h) and many other cities.

How to get to Essen

There are four airports close to Essen: Düsseldorf International, Düsseldorf Weeze, Dortmund and Cologne- Bonn. Weeze is a base of Europe´s biggest low budget carrier Ryanair, Dortmund offers cheap connections to many Eastern European cities with Wizzair. Düsseldorf International is a hub of Lufthansa and Airberlin. For intercontinental flights please consider Düsseldorf International as destination although it´s just 2h to Frankfurt airport by train, but a flexible ICE train ticket costs about 80€ oneway. There is a frequent train service between Düsseldorf Int. and Essen station (just 25min).

SOCIAL PROGRAM
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MUST SEE
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