Hochschule Heilbronn

Heilbronn, Germany

No. Students: 6,000 No. of Academic staff: 178
Funding type: Public
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About

Heilbronn University ranks amongst the major institutions of Higher Education in the state of Baden-Württemberg where it caters for over 6,000 degree-seeking students on three campuses, namely Heilbronn, Künzelsau and Schwäbisch Hall. The university is a family-friendly, vibrant institution which is committed to innovative and interdisciplinary knowledge transfer. It works closely with its many partners in business, industry and the local community to create a sustainable and ethical learning environment for its students. Its diverse range of study programmes in Business Studies, Engineering and Information Technology provide a sound theoretical grounding while integrating vocational elements such as industrial placements or project work. Focus is also placed on competence-based approaches in order to enhance student key competences across functions and disciplines. Most study programmes have been created in direct response to the needs of local industries but an increasing number of courses are focusing on the challenges presented by todays global business environment. Over the last two decades, Heilbronn University has become a regional leader in technology-driven fundamental and applied research and has established its own Institute of Applied Research.

Student life

Heilbronn is a vibrant regional centre which enjoys a diverse cultural scene including concerts, theatre, cinema, literature readings, art exhibitions, and other cultural events. Heilbronn city centre, with its newly designed pedestrian precinct, offers a great opportunity to enjoy leisurely walks and shopping expeditions. A large number of cafés, beer gardens, pubs and excellent restaurants invites visitors and locals to relax and enjoy their culinary delights. Active students find a large number of clubs where they can pursue their favourite sports. Public parks and promenades along the river Neckar are ideally suited for walking, cycling and inline skating. Students can also keep fit in public swimming pools, on ice rinks and in climbing halls. In other words, the name of Heilbronn stands for quality of life. Forests, vineyards and parks are characteristic of the town and its surroundings. Heilbronn is famous for its outstanding wines which can be sampled by visitors and locals alike in cosy rural wine taverns and at the annual local wine festivals. Heilbronn has excellent rail and motorway connections providing swift access to the major cities of the area. Students also benefit from a low-cost regional travel card which covers the universitys three campuses and the greater Heilbronn area. Heilbronn forms part of Franconia, a German region which is steeped in history and cultural traditions. The economic significance of Heilbronn-Franconia is impressive too. Local enterprises have produced many global brand leaders and export their innovative products to over 80 countries. Companies such as Audi, Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall, Berner, Bechtle, Bosch, Bürkert, ebm papst, Lidl & Schwarz, Mustang, Optima Stahl, Würth and Ziehl-Abegg, which have conquered the worlds markets, have their roots in this region. This inspiring entrepreneurial network maintained and fostered by Heilbronn University, provides students and graduates with exciting international employment opportunties and career paths. Student entrepreneurism and commercial independence are further encouraged by the universitys Competence Centre Entrepreneurship which supports start-up initiatives.

Master's Programmes at Hochschule Heilbronn

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