The University of Wuppertal is a German scientific institution, located in Wuppertal, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The university’s official name in German is Bergische Universität Wuppertal, or BUW. It was founded in 1972. In 2014/15, approx. 20,000 students were enrolled in a wide range of subjects with many interdisciplinary linkages between a total of 7 faculties.