The high quality of Baden-Württemberg’s universities is well known: The state is home to three of the ten best universities in Germany according to the “Times Higher Education” 2021 ranking.
Heidelberg University is among the top 50 in the world and the University of Tübingen and the University of Freiburg are among the top 100 universities worldwide – with 1526 universities included in the ranking.
Students in Baden-Württemberg are passionate and often driven by a greater purpose: They aim to solve important scientific and societal challenges with innovative and sustainable solutions for the future. They want to actively shape
- the future of mobility
- the future of health
- the future of industry
- the future of societies and economies
- the future of the environment
- and the digital future.
To become a visionary, a thought leader, and an architect of new solutions, students in Baden-Württemberg can choose among many degree programs in the arts, humanities and sciences.
Examples of future-oriented degrees are:
- a master’s degree in “energy engineering and management” at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
- a bachelor’s degree in climate engineering at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
- a bachelor’s or master’s degree in “embedded systems engineering” at the University of Freiburg
- a bachelor’s degree in digital media at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Mannheim
and there are, of course, many more exciting and future-oriented degree programs available.
Let’s take a step back and look at the kinds of degrees you can obtain at the different universities in Baden-Württemberg: bachelor, master, and PhD. These are internationally recognized academic degrees and are offered by universities and by universities of applied sciences alike – with a few exceptions.
These degrees replace the “Diplom” and “Magister” that were place before the Bologna process. A few specialized degrees such as “Staatsexamen”, “Staatsprüfung” and “Medical Practitioner/Doctor” complete the list of possible degrees, as explained below.