Saarland University is a modern university within the Saar-Lor-Lux region—a dynamic part of Europe defined by the shared borders between Germany, France, and Luxembourg. An international perspective has been a defining feature of Saarland University ever since it was established in cooperation with France in 1948. Today, 17.300 young people are studying in Saarbrucken and Homburg (faculty of medicine), 18 per cent of whom are international students. Located in a pleasant woodland setting, the university campus offers students and researchers a broad range of sporting and cultural activities, which, together with the numerous cafes and restaurants, make the campus an ideal place to relax between lectures or after work. And thanks to the high-speed ICE train link, it takes only two hours to travel from Saarbrucken to Paris.