Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities
The Faculty of Humanities (FHW) was founded in 1993, but its origins date to 1953. In terms of student numbers, at over 3500, it is one of the largest faculties at OVGU. Through the subjects it offers, the Faculty of Humanities examines the important developments in democratic society and all their forms of expression. In the process it provides impetus and advice for the political, social, educational and industrial institutions of the region. The distinctive features of the Faculty are its diversity and multiplicity of perspectives. It uses the range of humanities subjects to support the learning capability of complex systems and people. Through their interdisciplinary identity, in terms of both research and teaching, these subjects have established links to the university’s key profile areas.