Ostwestfalen - Lippe University of Applied Sciences

Lemgo, Germany
Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences's goal is to tackle complex problems and global challenges and work to ensure that knowledge and innovations benefit society.



The Hochschule Ostwestfalen - Lippe - University of Applied Sciences emanated from the Fachhochschule Lippe - University of Applied Sciences, which was founded in 1971 (with sites in Lemgo and Detmold), and the Höxter University of Applied Sciences department, which was part of Paderborn University.


Media Production at the University of Applied Sciences, Ostwestfalen-Lippe is a hands-on course, which focuses mainly on the electronic media. The subject areas covered by the department include: Video, Audio, Computer Graphics, Animation and Interactive Applications.


In the field of research and technology OWL UAS has two main profile areas: life science technology and industrial IT.

The Institute Industrial IT (inIT) carries out research in the field of industrial informatics and industrial automation for cyber-physical systems.

The InIT is located in a science to business center (Centrum Industrial IT) on the campus in Lemgo, where more than 200 engineers from companies and research institutes are working in the field of industrial IT.


Study programs at Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences prepare students for the world of work from the word go. Practice orientation is the hallmark of studying at universities of applied sciences. At Ostwestfalen-Lippe University, scientific knowledge and methods are conveyed and applied in the numerous well equipped labs and institutes.

Thanks to our close cooperation with industry, it is commonplace for our students to carry out work placements and prepare theses in companies. Studies are rounded off by practical semesters.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)

Student Life

Campus life

The university has three campuses: Lemgo, Detmold and Höxter.At Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Science you study and work close to cities like Bielefeld, Paderborn and Hameln.

OWL is situated in North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW), western Germany.

Between Weser and Teutoburg Forest living is more than relaxed. Students are able to discover North Rhine-Westphalia with its highlights Cologne, Aachen and the Ruhrgebiet.

At the campus – no matter at which location – there is a family environment with a lot of offers for both students and employees:

  • Shop of OWL UAS
  • Observatory
  • Campus radio
  • OWL Racing Team
  • Canteen