With 3.5 million students matriculated, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) from India is the largest university in the world. It accepts almost 20 percent of all students in India. This number is even bigger if it is compared to Germany, where 2.7 million students in total are matriculated. It was founded with the idea to make higher education available in every part of India. Therefore it offers 226 study subjects across 21 faculties. With several institutions and 15 field offices in different countries, Indira Gandhi National Open University guarantees itself an international place.