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University of Hanover
The university of Hannover (Universitšt Hannover) has its seat in the city of Hannover, the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony, Germany. With its circa 27,000 students (2004) it is the state's largest university.
The university was founded in 1831 as a Higher Trade School. In 1879 it was upgraded to a Royal College of Technology, in 1898 it was given the right to confer doctorates. In 1968 it was named a Technical University, and in 1978 a University.
The university's profile was centered on science and technology from the beginning. In the course of the 20th century arts and humanities faculties were added, and a formerly independent pedagocical college became part of the university.
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