Zeppelin University is a small and highly selective private research university on the shores of Lake Constance in Friedrichshafen, Germany. It is named after the German general and airship constructor Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, whose foundation is the main financier of the university. The university was established in 2003 and is known for its avant-garde character as well as for its sophisticated method of selecting students. On 10. September 2011, ZU was granted the right to award doctorates and habilitation. Part of the grant includes the right to call itself a university.
Zeppelin University is a non-profit, limited liability organization and describes itself as a "university bridging business, culture and politics". The university is accredited nationally by the German Council of Science and Humanities. Undergraduate major courses are accredited by ACQUIN, a German higher education accreditation agency.
Coordinates 47°39'31.17" N 9°26'1.473" E