Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University
Combining academic studies with practical training in companies and corporations is unique to Baden-Württemberg. The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg – DHBW) educates about 25,000 students in co-operation with more than 8,000 companies today.
At the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, companies and state universities help students qualify for their professional careers. Companies provide students´ practical training and state universities provide the theoretical knowledge required. The result is a new form of university education that imparts both theoretical knowledge and workplace training.
The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University provides degree programs in the fields of:
• social sciences
• 30 sub-related specialties
Degrees awarded are the same as those awarded at the Universities of Applied Sciences. Curricula are clearly structured and compact. After only three years students are eminently employable in their fields of specialisation, with nearly all of them employed before their final examinations.
Fast-rising student enrolment figures are testimony to the popularity of this innovative form of higher education.