The new Rhenish Friedrich-Wilhelm-University was founded in the spirit of Wilhelm von Humboldt. Idealism and the Enlightenment dominated the age. Because of the open zeitgeist of the time, the alma mater on the Rhine attracted famous men like August Wilhelm Schlegel, Ernst Moritz Arndt and Heinrich Hertz, to name a few.
Today, the university has about 38,000 students, making it one of the largest German universities. Each year, it has about 3,600 international students from 130 nations.
The University of Bonn does not have a centralized campus. The main building only accommodates the Theological and Philosophical faculties as well as the administration; the other faculties are situated in various parts of the city of Bonn.
The university is divided into seven faculties, which consist of various seminars, institutes and hospitals. The faculties are: