Jacobs University is an international university, opened in 2001 and founded with the support of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, the University of Bremen, and Rice University, Houston, Texas. Jacobs University is a highly selective, private institution for the advancement of education and research. Jacobs University has 70 exceptional professors and 227 research and instructional personnel, and 1,244 multinational preparatory, undergraduate and graduate students (325 PhDs). Students (BA, MA and PhD) come from more than 100 nations worldwide. This provides a unique opportunity to develop research instruments in diverse languages, and conduct studies in different countries.