The state capital of Saarland is located at the heart of the European Union, and is closely connected to its European neighbors France and Luxembourg, holding a position as both a trade and exhibition center beyond its city and county borders. Cinemas, museums, theaters, concerts, opera, ballet – Saarbrücken certainly has something to offer on many levels. Annual artistic highlights include festivals such as the film festival “Max Ophüls Preis“ and the festival “Perspectives“.
Furthermore, galleries and museums open their doors to the interested visitor throughout the year. Culinary festivals also attract many visitors. Highlights are the “Primeur-Weinfest“, a wine festival, and the “Altstadtfest“, a festival in the historical part of the town with culinary specialties, live music and events. Saarbrücken҆s castle is also well worth a visit with its terraces that enable an amazing view of the City.
Saarland University is part of the "University of the Greater Region". The University of the Greater Region is a network of six universities (the University of Kaiserslautern, the University of Liège, the University of Lorraine, the University of Luxembourg, Saarland University and Trier University) which are located on the cross-border area of the Greater Region (Germany - Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland ; Belgium - Wallonia, French and German communities of Belgium ; France –Grand-Est Region (Lorraine), Grand Duchy of Luxembourg).
In this joint academic "region", mobility between universities is a matter of course, and diplomas assume a European dimension.
More information on the University of the Greater Region can be found on www.uni-gr.eu/en.