Universität Siegen is a public research university located in Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The University was founded in 1972. 19,414 students were enrolled at the university as of the year 2015. The University is part of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, a society of Germany's leading research universities. Its notable alumni include Axel Weber (born 1957), Chairman of UBS and former president of Deutsche Bundesbank.