Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) is one of the largest German universities and it is the academic and scientific hub of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Some 3,000 academics, including about 500 professors, teach and research here in more than 150 institutes and medical centers. Mainz University is renowned for the excellent quality of its facilities.Science and research are core concerns of the JGU. Mainz University is a center of fundamental research. The practical application of research and knowledge transfer to business and society are considered important. Cutting-edge research work has created a basis for cooperative research within the university as well as for collaboration with regional, national, and international organizations. Internal and external evaluation systems ensure the quality of the academic and research output of Mainz University.