Founded in 1607, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen (University of Giessen) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Giessen (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Hesse. Officially accredited/recognized by the Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (English: Hessen Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts), Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen (JLU) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen (JLU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. JLU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.