Saarland University (UdS) is a modern university within the Saar-Lor-Lux region established in cooperation with France in 1948. Today UdS hosts 18500 students, 17% of which are international students. In 2013, the Saarland University won the competition of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and was awarded entrepreneurial university. A sustainable start-up culture in teaching, research and administration was established and a startup centre offers support during all business formation phases and access to well-equipped office and laboratory space. Six hundred forty-three start-up projects were supervised and 132 companies founded so far.