Welcome to Rutgers German! Vibrant undergraduate and graduate programs, award-winning teaching, innovative courses, state of the art language instruction, cutting-edge research, a distinguished visiting professorship, an artist in residence program, two premier lecture series, a top-tier study abroad program, professional development opportunities for teachers of German, and outstanding job placement—Rutgers German is committed to creative, interdisciplinary approaches to the teaching and study of all facets of German-speaking culture from the Middle Ages through the twenty-first century.

A generous gift from Charlotte and Bob Craig, the German Excellence Initiative supports a distinguished visiting professorship, a writer-in-residence program, and a premier lecture series. With this gift, the Craigs have ensured that Rutgers German is a thriving center of interdisciplinary research and innovative teaching, an incubator of new scholarship.

Dr. Charlotte M. Craig received her Ph.D. in German from Rutgers University in 1964, and returned to Rutgers as a lecturer in 2001 and quickly became one of its most dedicated champions.

Learn more about Dr. Craig: German Scholar's Odyssey Comes Full Circle at Rutgers