The University of Gttingen known informally as Georgia Augusta, is a university in the city of Gttingen, Germany. Founded in 1734 by George II, King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover, it opened for classes in 1737. The University of Gttingen soon grew in size and popularity. Gttingen is a historic university city, with a high student and faculty population. The University of Gttingen is one of the highest-ranked universities in Germany. It is associated with 45 Nobel laureates.