As the largest research and educational institution in Northern Germany and one of the largest universities in Germany, the University of Hamburg combines a wide range of teaching with excellent research. It offers a wide range of subjects with numerous interdisciplinary areas and has an extensive network of cooperation with top-level institutions at the regional, national and international levels. Sustainable science The University of Hamburg is committed to sustainable science and has broad approaches to research and teaching sustainability in all faculties. The University of Hamburg offers a choice of approximately 170 courses in the following eight faculties: the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Psychology and Human Movement, and the Faculty of Business Administration. In addition, the university has numerous museums and exhibits, such as the Zoological Museum, the Herbarium of Hamburgense and the Geological and Paleontological Museum, as well as the Botanical Garden and the Hamburg Observatory.